Thanks to a number of generous donations we were able to not only raise $12,000, but also match the full $10,000 ammount, donating a total of $22,161 to support our local Minnesota Veterans!
Your MTH, Premier Real Estate Services, Alliance Building Corporation, and American Heritage Bank joined forces to raise money and awareness for two local 501(c) organizations doing amazing work for Veterans and their families right here in Minnesota!
With the match of $10,000+ in donations added to our sponsor match of $10,000, we were striving to donate over $20,000 to split between MAC-V Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and Freedom Flight, Inc.: The POW/MIA Hot Air Balloon Team -and we met our goal!
In honor our Veterans, a ceremony was conducted and planned on November 11th, 2020 at our headquarters by MAC-V Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and Freedom Flight, Inc.: The POW/MIA Hot Air Balloon Team, where both organizations were presented with their donation checks.
Each and every donation, no matter how big or small, will help raise awareness for our fallen or still missing Veterans as well as help the brave men and women, plus their families, who have sacrificed so much in order to protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy every single day.
God Bless America! God Bless our Troops!
Mission: Ending Veteran homelessness in Minnesota.
Vision: Every Veteran in Minnesota has access to services and supports to avoid homelessness and achieve sustainable housing.
Who we serve: MACV provides assistance to veterans throughout Minnesota. More than 25,000 veterans contact MACV each year.
Over 1,000 veterans become clients every year. These veterans, along with their families, are served comprehensively through MACV’s many assistance programs.
Following is the overall demographic breakout for MACV clients:
Men – 89% – Women 11%
Veterans with families assisted – 30% of the total clients
Veterans from conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq – 33% (and this number is rising)
Veterans with a disability – 70% of the total clients
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 services to our country.
Mission: To promote the POW/MIA Issue using hot air balloons.
Help us continue to educate the public on POW/MIA (Prisoners of War, Missing in Action) issues by supporting this donation drive. Your donation keeps the balloons flying all over the United States. Freedom Flight, Inc. currently flies 5 balloons and is privately funded by random donors, like you. We are all volunteers! Our volunteers manage all aspects of our operation. Everything from the pilots, the crew, the artwork, the website, the events are all developed by volunteers.
You are Not Forgotten!
Major US Conflicts Since 1941
POW-MIAs Still Missing: