UnitedHealthcare and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities Make Renovations to the Minnesota Veterans Home

July 30, 2014
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UnitedHealthcare employees teamed up with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities today to make several renovations at the Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis.

Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis is an organization dedicated to providing Minnesota’s veterans and their families with high-quality and dignified health care in a nurturing and engaging environment. The home is located on a 53-acre wooded campus that contains 291 skilled nursing beds and 50 domiciliary beds in private and semiprivate rooms.

Volunteers spent the day building a weather-protected bus shelter, installing pavers in the picnic area, creating wheelchair-accessible areas on the grounds, doing general landscaping and installing a new flagpole. When the work was complete, a group of local veterans performed a flag-raising ceremony and enjoyed an ice cream social with the UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Minnesota Veterans Home residents and local public officials.

“It is the mission of Rebuilding Together to improve the lives of low-income homeowners by executing critical repairs and safety modifications in their homes,” said Kathy Greiner, executive director of Rebuilding Together Twin Cities. “Today, by partnering with UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, we are able to perform these services on a much larger scale and make a significant impact within the local veteran community, to whom we owe so much.”

“UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Rebuilding Together to enhance the quality of life for the veterans at the Minnesota Veterans Home,” said Kevin Carlson of UnitedHealthcare. “Serving these heroes, at work or in our community, is more than a job – it’s an honor.”

About Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities’ mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. This ensures that low-income homeowners – particularly older adults, people living with a disability, veterans and families with children – can live independently in safe and healthy homes. An affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together, Inc., Rebuilding Together Twin Cities’ programs provide opportunities for community involvement and support for community volunteers. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether-TwinCities.org.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

In 2013, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans became the managed care support contractor for the Department of Defense’s TRICARE West Region, serving nearly 2.9 million military service members retirees and their families in 21 states. More information can be found at www.uhcmilitarywest.com.

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