On Friday, September 20, the Texas Chapter got together for a morning helping at the Loaves & Fishes Community First! Village in Austin. 13 volunteers helped with landscaping, housekeeping, and cleaning the community’s chicken coop.
The Community First! Village is a development of the Mobile Loaves & Fishes. The mobile kitchen continues to feed the homeless population in and around the city of Austin, while their Community First! Village provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for people coming out of chronic homelessness. People can rent RV trailers or small homes, and the community includes social assistance, employment opportunities, and opportunities to help with the mobile food distribution.
Thank you so much to the Chapter for organizing this event and for the volunteers who came out to help such a great cause! Visit the PLUS Foundation website for more information about Foundation activities.
It was a beautiful day at Wampanoag Country Club for the Hartford Golf Tournament. On September 10, 2019, more than 80 golfers, sponsors and volunteers gathered to support the PLUS Foundation. The tournament expects to raise more than $2,200 for the PLUS Foundation.
Representatives from three local charities receiving the PLUS Foundation’s Chapter Charity grant awards attended the golf reception. This year’s grant recipients were:
Visit the PLUS Foundation website for more information about Foundation activities.
Thank You Sponsors
Wilson Elser LLP
Course Beverage Sponsor
OneBeacon Healthcare Group
Longest Drive Contest Hole Sponsors
The Hanover Insurance Group
The charity recipients along with the PLUS committee members who nominated them.
The North Central Chapter recently supported the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans by collecting and delivering move-in kits to veterans and their families. The Chapter and the PLUS Foundation donated move-in kits with household items, and volunteers from the Chapter delivered and organized the kits. These kits will help five veterans get settled into new homes.
Erin Singmaster, RPLU+ and Managing Director at Travelers, was one of these volunteers. She said:
Supporting our veterans, especially our local veterans, is incredibly important to our chapter. We continued our partnership with MAC-V for the second year in a row, and this year added a volunteer event to show our support. It was humbling purchasing all of the household items that go into a move-in kit, knowing the positive impact a kit would have on a veteran. We can all relate to the stress of moving into a new place, but imagine the additional stress of it after struggling with homelessness or the risk of becoming homeless. Putting these kits together as a group was positive, powerful and fun. It was easy to picture a veteran moving into a new place, and having all these items already there for him/her. I would recommend organizing a move-in kit to anyone looking to give back to our veterans. Brian Peterson, Shaun Riffe, and the entire team at MAC-V made this an easy, impactful event for our group.
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless across the state of Minnesota for over 25 years. Their mission is to End Veteran Homelessness in Minnesota by providing housing, employment and legal services.
Thank you to the PLUS Foundation, the Chapter, and the volunteers for supporting such a great cause!