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Mark, (left) served by Hammer, tells Joe Fryer he would not have a roof over his head if it was not for Hammer Residences during the July 11 Reach for Ralph celebration and benefit event at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The annual event supports the Wayzata-based nonprofit that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Fryer, an NBC news correspondent, returned for his second year as master of ceremonies. The event raised more than $250,000 to support the individuals served by the organization. To view videos from the event or make a donation, visit hammer.org. (Submitted photo)

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Barb, (middle) supported by Hammer, along with her caregiver Sarah (left), tells Joe Fryer about her trip with Hammer Travel to Florida and how much she loves to play on her Hammer floor hockey team during the July 11 Reach for Ralph celebration and benefit event in Brooklyn Center. (Submitted photo)

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Hammer CEO John Estrem speaks to the crowd at the July 11 Reach for Ralph celebration and benefit event. “We cannot do this work alone. Together we can help individuals with disabilities life a full life,” he said. (Submitted photo)

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Hammer CEO John Estrem and Chris, who is supported by Hammer, at the July 11 Reach for Ralph celebration and benefit event. (Submitted photo)

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Attending the July 11 event were members of the Carlson family, (from left) Barry Carlson, Debby Carlson, Janis Carson and Marlan Carlson, who are related to Ralph Rosenvold, one of the first individuals supported by Hammer. Ralph was the inspiration for Reach for Ralph. (Submitted photo)

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