"Through volunteering I try to promote peace and good will among people."
Larry Hossfeld has been volunteering for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity since 1990. He started by volunteering a few hours a week, but after retiring from his engineering career Larry became a full-time volunteer. He currently spends 40-50 hours helping out at projects across the Twin Cities each week.
Larry is a man of few words, but his work speaks for him. He is regularly the guy in charge of the finishing work, a project reserved for someone with experience. In the eyes of many of the site supervisors, Larry is part of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity staff, but a staff member who would never accept a pay check.
There are hundreds of Habitat homes across the metro that Larry has touched, but there is one in Richfield that really stands out. Last December, Larry donated a move-in ready home to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. This was a house that Larry purchased and fixed up entirely on his own. It was the largest donation of the year for Twin Cities Habitat.
Larry started to volunteer when he felt he'd gotten too focused on his own interests. Now, nearly 20 years later, it is clear that Larry's main focus is helping others.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity