The Mission Continues
A big THANK YOU to Joe Schwarzrock and his amazing volunteer crew at The Mission Continues (TMC) for completing a much needed deck rehab project at one of our transitional homes in Minneapolis last week.
TMC does such great work and we are very grateful for this awesome partnership, everything you do and have done in the past to ensure our transitional homes are being well taken care. It also means a great deal to our Veterans as well. We look forward to working with you on more projects coming up next month!
If you would like to find out more information about The Mission Continues and ways to help, please click here.
FREE DIRT! Free Garden Supplies!
MACV has recently purchased the lot located at 2314 North 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411 from Urban Homeworks. This lot was previously leased to be used as a community garden through the University of St. Thomas. MACV will build a home for Veterans in need on this lot in 2020. This home will be used to house homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.
We are asking if anyone would like to remove or take any gardening material from this lot, please do so before June 15th, 2020. Take as much gardening supplies and plants as you’d like, MACV would like to see the garden continue to be put to good use in the neighborhood. MACV will come with volunteers to clean up the lot after June 15th, 2020 to begin preparing the lot for a new home.
MACV is looking forward to becoming a part of this neighborhood and we welcome any questions or concerns. Please reach out to MACV using the contact information below.
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
1000 University Ave. W., Suite #10
St. Paul, MN 55104
firstname.lastname@example.org | 651-291-8756 | mac-v.org
Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans has been assisting vets in Mankato, and the Southern Minnesota region, for over 20–years.
“We help homeless veterans and veterans at risk by case managing them through their crisis,” explained Southern Regional Leader Sadie Rezac. “Helping them with temporary financial assistance, getting them employment resources if they need it and then also connecting them to local resources.”
MACV specializes in assisting homeless veterans or veterans at risk of becoming homeless.
Brent Busch organizes a yearly motorcycle ride that aims to raise awareness, and funds, for MACV.
Last year, 110 motorcycles took part, totaling over 150 people.
“This year we’ve raised over $17,000 for MACV just for this ride and we aren’t finished yet. It’s a fantastic outpouring of support. Some of the best we’ve seen,” added Busch.
Around 200 cyclists started in Mankato and made their way to Lake Crystal, St. James and New Ulm in an effort to benefit the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.
MAC-V is an organization that provides fuel and food cards to Minnesota Veterans in need ensuring they have meals and fuel to take care of their daily needs.
“You know MAC-V is a Minnesota organization. They help veterans in Minnesota. We do have an office in Mankato that a lot of people aren’t aware of and that’s the whole purpose of this ride is to make people aware of MAC-V, make them aware of their mission and of the great things that they do because they do fight veterans homelessness and they are proactive about it,” said event organizer Brent Busch.
Registration starts at 9:30 Saturday morning at Star Cycle in Mankato.
From there cyclists will ride down the Highway 60 corridor south before turning out of St. James to New Ulm and eventually back to Mankato.
–KEYC News 12