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Give to the MAX for Tamarisk on November 13th!

  Mark your calendars! November 13th, 2014 is Give to the Max Day. Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place. That initial spark touched off a blast of online [...]

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Celebration of Remembrance

In an effort to offer consistent care and support for the families Tamarisk serves, for nearly all of it’s history Tamarisk has offered a time for the families we have served to gather in honor and celebration of the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The event is open to the public and [...]

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Touchdown for Tamarisk! 2014 Gala Event

The annual gala is coming up soon, and this year we’re putting on our game face: this year’s theme is football! Come support Tamarisk on Sunday, October 12 at The Refuge in Oak Grove and enjoy food, fun, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings as they take on the Detroit Lions! (Lions fans are also [...]

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Update Your Address Books: WE’RE MOVING!

  As of July 15th, the Tamarisk office will be located at Glen Cary Lutheran Churchin Ham Lake. Our new address will be: 15531 Central Avenue NE (Hwy 65) Ham Lake, MN 55304 **Please note that our phone number, website, and email address will remain unchanged.**   Thank You to Past and Present We are [...]

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Update: Bingo! at 49er Days

  Our annual Bingo event at Fridley’s 49er Days last Friday was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came out to support Tamarisk, we were able to raise $660 for our cause. Wow! A very special thank you as well to our volunteers: you helped make this event successful. We couldn’t have done it [...]

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Spring Fundraiser with Green Valley Nursery

Our green Valley Fundraiser is now complete! Thank you to our supporters who chose from Tropical plants, pot stuffers, perennials, hanging baskets and pot stuffers. Once again this year we raised close to $3500. Plants are being delivered May 8th, just in time for Mother”s Day! Green Valley Greenhouse, Inc. was founded in 1977 and [...]

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Tamarisk at MOA Volunteer Expo!

 Tamarisk participates in MOA Volunteer Expo! Find out about Tamarisk and other meaningful ways to make a difference through the power of volunteering when you join Hands On Twin Cities on Saturday, February 15th from 10a.m.-3p.m. at the Mall of America for the ninth annual Hands On Twin Cities Volunteer Expo. Find the perfect volunteer [...]

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The Value of Tamarisk – for caregivers

I came across  an article this week that inspired me once again to uphold and continue the mission of Tamarisk (to make the journey of life-threatening illness a bit easier). This week’s MNHPC (MN Network of Hospice and Palliative Care) bulletin cited an artice from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the [...]

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Celebrating Service “Above & Beyond”

Tamarisk is privileged to have a number of volunteers that have remained committed to our mission for many years and this month we had the honor of recognizing one of these volunteers in a special way. John Tefer has worked with our families for the past twelve years and has given above and beyond by [...]

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The Heart of Tamarisk & the tamarisk tree

The Heart of Tamarisk & the tamarisk tree

Tamarisk trees are native to the middle east and at times are mentioned in Biblical stories. In the story of Abraman in the Biblical book of Genesis, comfort, shade, and a meal are offered by Abraham to weary travelers that are crossing the dessert under a Tamarisk tree. It is in the spirit of this compassionate [...]

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