Virginia Sandholm

12:04 PM, Apr 16, 2008   |    comments
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"I love installing a door knob. They were such a mystery."

If you are planning to build a house from the ground up, you'd be wise to have Virginia Sandholm on the construction team. For the past twelve years, she's been building houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Virginia does more than pound a few nails. She shingles roofs, installs siding, and lays carpet. She climbs ladders, paints walls, and hangs cabinets. Virginia says one of the biggest challenges in life is laying vinyl so it doesn't show a seam. She even taught her granddaughter how to use a nail gun. In all, she has helped build more than 100 houses.

When Virginia's not swinging a hammer, she helps make quilts for charitable organizations, serves food to the homeless, provides care for senior citizens, and volunteers for the Roseville Community Park Flower Care. Not bad for a grandmother of 12, and a great-grandmother of two.

"God has blessed me so richly. I should give back everything I can."

SPECIAL CHARITY: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

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