The Great River Family Promise, The Home Depot and Behr Paint!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. 539MN

There is a great volunteer spirit in the Elk River Community as evidenced recently by the folks at the Home Depot and by the generous sponsorship of Behr Paint.

The Great River Family Promise is a faith-based nonprofit who want to provide homeless children and their families with obtaining stable housing by providing them with short-term emergency shelter, food, case management and hospitality. 

The future day center for area homeless families which is owned by the Elk River United Methodist Church got a bonus when they asked Home Depot for help getting one room ready for their mission. 

The Home Depot came through with and $8,000 grant and Behr paint donated the paint for the project. 

Read the whole story here.  And, I think we should all thank The Home Depot and Behr Paint with our own dollars!

Those who can’t attend the open house but are willing to help or would like more information are asked to call 763-441-9093 or email

Open house for Great River Family Promise Day Center:

When: 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20

Where: 1215 Fourth Street NW, Elk River, Minn. 55330

Where: For more information, call 763-441-9093 or email:


Thanks to the Elk River Star News for providing material for this post!

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Don Sabinske, Broker, GRI

Sabinske & Associates Inc.


Specializing in Sherburne, Wright, Anoka and Hennepin Counties...We can help you move!



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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

What a great story, Don.  Thanks for telling us about it.  The next time I am in Home Depot, I am taking a thank-you card with me to drop off for the store manager to share with his employees.  And, I have always been a big fan of Behr Paint.....just check my basement!

Jan 18, 2013 04:32 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love it when the big box stores make great efforts to contribute to the community...everyone wins. A

Jan 18, 2013 04:43 AM #2
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

This is a great contribution to the Elk River Community by both Behr Paint, and the great team at The Home Depot.  Thanks for the information.  Now, I know where to shop!

Jan 18, 2013 04:58 AM #3
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe

Don - What a great partnership working together to help the community!   All communities need to follow their great example:)

Jan 18, 2013 06:00 AM #4
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Don- It's great to see a big store like Home Depot helping the community, you don't always see that from the "big boys." I'm glad I do my business there!

Jan 18, 2013 07:06 AM #5
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

This really did make me very pleased that, while we are working on finishing off our lower level of our rambler, we have been working with The Home Depot for most of our material.  And, we have always used Behr Paint....and I will be writing them a note, too, to tell them how much we appreciate their support of our local community, especially in this effort.

Jan 18, 2013 07:10 AM #6
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

what a great thing to help families get back on their feet and I think it's just awesome that you are asking the community to join with Home Depot and Behr and support this effort in order to show them how much you appreciate their support of your community.

Jan 18, 2013 09:26 AM #7
Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

Home Depot gets a large portion of my business. I like what they do for their employees, their community and our service members. Just another example of the wonderful work they do. Thanks for filling us in Don.

Jan 18, 2013 10:16 AM #8
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That just warms my heart to hear. That's a wonderful story and your community really does a lot to help out varies organizations. I see this in your blogs all the time.

Jan 18, 2013 10:56 AM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Don, glad to see big box stores stepping up and being a part of a community!   Thanks for the re-blog!

Jan 19, 2013 11:20 PM #10
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