North Central Chapter Supports Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

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!

 

Southern California Chapter Supports Lava Mae

Last Thursday, August 22, the Southern California Chapter helped charity Lava Mae by assembling hygiene kits. Members donated various items, such as socks and razors, and volunteers were able to assemble over 200 hygiene kits.

Lava Mae began by converting public transportation buses into showers and toilets on wheels, to deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for our un-housed neighbors. They also have one-stop Pop-Up Care Villages to dramatically expand access to essential services for people living on the streets.

Thank you to the Chapter, the PLUS Foundation, and the volunteers for supporting this wonderful cause!

 

Hartford Chapter Supports The First Tee of Connecticut

Last Monday, August 19, members of the Hartford Chapter volunteered at the First Tee of Connecticut. 9 volunteers helped clean both the inside and outside of the building, washing windows, scrubbing baseboards, and puttying and repainting walls.

The First Tee of Connecticut is a youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Thank you to the volunteers and the Chapter for supporting such a great cause!