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Trinity Homes Core Remodel and Matching Gifts Opportunity
In 1992, Trinity Homes completed a major building renovation that connected its three residential buildings with a central activities area – “The Core.” This large, open space became the living room for Trinity Homes’ residents, and the loved ones who came to visit them. The Core provides residents and their families with the opportunity to leave their room and floor of residency to experience a larger community, view various forms of entertainment and presentations, and soak up more natural light. This space is used daily by families for seasonal parties and gatherings. It is also used by the Trinity Homes Activities Department for group events that keep residents active and engaged. Many residents also come down to view the fish in the aquarium or birds in the aviary. The Core is also connected to two large outdoor patios to enable residents to go outside and experience nature.

Since this remodel, we have been good stewards of this space and its furnishings. In fact, over the past 25 years, Trinity Homes has served 7,000 residents from 17 North Dakota counties (Burke, Bottineau, Rolette, Pierce, McHenry, Ward, Mountrail, Williams, McKenzie, McLean, Ramsey, Burleigh, Mercer, Renville, Sheridan, Divide, and Dickey) and 2 Montana counties (Hill and Roosevelt). However, after 25 years of use, just like one would do with the living room in their own home, the time has come for a remodel and the purchase of new furnishings. Specifically, we will be replacing the carpet and tile with flooring that will improve the safety of the residents and the loved ones who come to visit them. We will also be acquiring new furniture that is specially designed for stability and safety for a geriatric population. Some of the features of this furniture that will enable it to serve residents and families for several years include nick free legs, moisture control fabrics, and special seat construction. While this durability is important, the remodel also needs to be functional and provide a sense of community.

To that end, the furniture will include conversational groupings of love seats and lounge chairs and there will also be tables that can facilitate the playing of various games. Additionally, the tables can be brought together for larger needs and activities, and some extra portable tables will be ordered to accommodate special circumstances. We also will be including a PA system that will work with newer technology being used by entertainers.

This refurbished space will benefit current and future residents, who will likely come from a similar geographic distribution as current and previous residents, those who visit them, and our staff members who serve them. This remodel will also benefit the community of Minot as it will reflect the respect and dignity that we provide to our elders and others who may need special care. Moreover, as part of our commitment to good stewardship any of the current furnishings that are still in good condition after 25 years will be repurposed to other areas in the facility.

Due to the important nature of this project and the positive impact it will have, Trinity Health Foundation is providing Trinity Homes with a matching grant of $70,000 toward this remodel. Once the matching fund is exhausted the project will be fully funded. Therefore, the sooner we have the funding in place, the sooner we can complete the remodel of The Core. We are asking you to partner with us to make this remodel a reality and improve the lives of all those touched by Trinity Homes and this special space.

Use the secure form below to add your donation to this exciting project!

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