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Donor Spotlight: DAV Chapter 32

May 2021//News

The Fairmont chapter of Disabled American Veterans has supported MACV with funding awards since 2014, resulting in $17,000 donated to our services. Their latest award of $2,000 helps MACV responsively serve Veterans who often require unique engagement and trust-building strategies, making our work as effective as possible. Thanks again, Fairmont DAV!

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Donor Spotlight: Bob Woodruff Foundation

May 2021//News

We are proud to announce that MACV has received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to further our mission of ending Veteran homelessness in Minnesota. BWF leverages its expertise and collaborative network to find, fund and shape innovative programs that help our impacted Veterans, service members and their families thrive. Receiving a grant […]

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Partner Spotlight: Ecolab

May 2021//News

Longtime supporter Ecolab has awarded MACV with grants from their Foundation for several consecutive years, with their most recent gift arriving in April. The company also sent four helpful volunteers to assist with staining a fence and cleaning up one of MACV’s transitional homes in time for summertime living on May 6! The employees got […]

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Welcome to our new MACV Board Members!

May 2021//News

  Shauna Bednar served in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Engineer on C130s from 2010-2016. During her time she did two tours overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Freedom Sentinel and Operation Inherent Resolve. Shauna currently works for U.S. Bank as a Trust Officer in the Private Wealth Management division. She also is the […]

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Case Story: Megan’s Journey

May 2021//News

  U.S. Navy Veteran Megan’s life had not been easy for some time. While Megan lived in Mississippi, she could no longer stay with her family due to overcrowding and so they paid for her to live in a hotel. Things started looking up after Megan’s mom referred her a job for the post office […]

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Volunteers build wheelchair ramp for Minneapolis Veteran

May 2021//News

This past Wednesday, volunteers helped build a wheelchair ramp in front of a Veteran’s home. Rebuilding Together Twin Cities built the ramp with support from Republic Services. “If we were to contract this project out, it’d be about $15,000. By having Republic sponsor and build the ramp, we’re letting (Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans) take […]

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5K Benefitting MACV

May 2021//News

MACV recently benefitted from a 5k in Mankato named Running for Heroes. Erik Jensen, who worked with local staff to make the run possible, has been a part of Running for Rescue events in years prior. The event had over 120 people sign up to run, and people of all ages came out to participate. The […]

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Chaska’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon to Host Golf Tournament for MACV

May 2021//News

Chaska’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon chapter is teaming up with MACV to host a golf tournament and silent auction on September 2, 2021, with proceeds benefitting the expansion of housing options for Veterans at-risk or experiencing homelessness in Carver County. Hosted at Deer Run Golf Club, we cannot wait to enjoy the beautiful September weather […]

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We’re at the State Fair Kickoff!

May 2021//News

If you’re attending Kickoff to Summer at the Fair, we ask you to please consider bringing a donation for unsheltered Veterans and young people who are accessing services to achieve supportive and sustainable housing. Find the donation list here!

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Exciting opportunity for small business owning Veterans!

May 2021//News

Calling all veteran, active duty, guard, reserve, and military spouse entrepreneurs in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota! The PenFed Foundation’s Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP) is launching the Ignition Challenge, presented by MidCountry Bank on Tuesday, May 4.   The Ignition Challenge is a competition in which military entrepreneurs can identify their […]

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