This holiday season, WCCO is proud to partner with the Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans (MACV) for “Home for the Holidays”. Our goal is to bring awareness and support to veteran homelessness in our community. MACV provides comprehensive programs and supportive services to veterans who are homeless or on the edge of homelessness. .
As part of “Home for the Holidays”, WCCO, MACV and the Minnesota Twins are proud to partner together in hosting a Holiday StandDown to serve those who first served us. During Vietnam, StandDowns provided a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. They afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. .
On Thursday, December 13 at Target Field, 300 veterans will receive services such as haircuts, legal assistance, dental and medical care. A warm holiday meal will be provided along with a special program featuring Minnesota Twins notables. .
To help spread the holiday cheer in MACV’s newest transitional home for female veterans, WCCO is asking viewers to send ornaments to hang on our Home for the Holiday’s Community Tree. Once the tree is filled with ornaments from around the state, we’ll bring it to the transitional home for the women to enjoy this holiday season. WCCO hopes the Home for the Holiday’s Community Tree will bring joy to the women currently living in the home as well as future families. To learn more about donating an ornament, visit wcco.com/holidays. .
Join WCCO on Wednesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 19, as we host phone banks benefiting MACV. Volunteers will be taking your calls during all WCCO newscasts. Proceeds from the phone banks will go towards MACV’s overall mission to support homeless veterans in our community. .
Donate to MACV online now by clicking here. Or text MACV to 41444. .
To learn more about MACV’s housing, assistance and outreach programs, click here.