When MACV (Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans) was starting out, my VFW Post 5853 in Burnsville, had some resistance. However, homelessness for veterans has increased, so the mission has since been met with more enthusiasm. The government response has been limited for the enlisted families, veterans, and their families. MACV was formed to step in and seeks to provide the necessary support, which is needed more than ever. The Bible tells us to help those less fortunate, that's why I believe in MACV and I'm thankful to be the representative for St. Luke's Mission Team.
MACV 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. The mission is to end Veteran homelessness in Minnesota by providing housing, employment and legal services by providing these services directly and in collaboration with community partners. In 2018, over 5500 services were provided to Veterans. There are 61 community partners at this time.
MACV provides a structured assistance program giving the veteran support to once again become a productive member of the community, confidence to rebuild relationships and knowledge that the community recognizes and cares about them and their service to our country.
MACV strives to equitably serve any Minnesota veteran in need. MACV does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin or gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, family status, age, or disability status.
I invite you to hear more by attending worship this Sunday, July 4 at 8:30 AM or 10 AM in person or livestreamed or enjoy the recorded worship at your leisure. - www.stlukesbloomington.org
I encourage you to also learn more by going to their website: https://www.mac-v.org
Roger D. Lyson
Machinery Repairman 2nd Class, USS Sierra AD-18, Wm S Standly DLG 32,
US Navy 1971-1975