At Saturday night’s (Feb 16th), UMD Men’s Bulldogs Game, Super One Foods and vendor partners from Smithfield and Eckrich Farms gathered at Amsoil Arena to present a check to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans for $5,200.
The MACV, is a statewide nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to helping MN Veterans since 1990. Their mission is to provide assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivated veterans and their families who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or are experiencing other life crises. They accomplish this mission by providing services directly or in collaboration with other service agencies.
In 2017 MACV provided services to over 5,000 veterans – Direct financial assistance was provided to nearly 1,500 veterans and their families, 1,800 veterans attended one of 10 standdown events, and 1,700 veterans attended one of the 40 legal clinics that were held throughout the state of MN. Financial assistance such as rent and deposit on an apartment, financial assistance to prevent an eviction, and financial assistance to help keep the lights or heat on in a family’s home, are just a few examples of some of the assistance provided by the team at MACV.
The MACV does a tremendous job of helping veterans in their times of need and also helps them develop paths to future success. The gift from Super One Foods, Smithfield, and Eckrich Farms will assist the MACV in carrying out their primary mission of ending veteran homelessness.
In attendance during this check presentation:
Super One Foods attendees: Patrick Miner, Greg Larson, and Chad Nordby
Smithfield/Eckrich Farms attendees: Matt Herrala and Fred Degrazia
MACV attendees: Keith Beichler and Paul Pedersen