Xcel Energy Teams Up With MACV To Provide New Homes For Homeless VeteransXcel Energy employees are dedicated to helping the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans in its mission to end veteran homelessness, by volunteering their time and talents.
'Pamoja Tutashinda, Together We Win': Volunteers Sought At Boys And Girls Club In North MinneapolisVolunteers who specialize in theatre and arts and crafts are needed to pull out the hidden talents of all kids who come to the Boys and Girls Club. Xcel Energy is challenging other companies, organizations and neighborhood groups to roll up their sleeves and make a difference by being a volunteer.
'The Need Is At Historic Highs': Twin Cities Food Group Struggles To Find VolunteersIt starts in the ground - then ends up on store shelves. But somewhere in between, fresh produce gets expensive. WCCO found out how an organization called "Food Group" is taking a different spin on giving away food - and they could use some extra help.
Jeremiah Program Helps Single Moms And Kids Build A Better FutureFor more than 20 years, the Jeremiah Program has helped single moms go to college, and helped their kids get ready for school, and volunteers are making an impact.
Urban Roots Works To Have Students Pull Lifelong Lessons From City GardensWith the skyline as her backdrop, another hot morning starts on Ravoli Bluff for Adora Thao, giving the St. Paul garden bed a close look. The Harding High School student is one of 75 youth who may experience barriers to more typical employment working a paid internship this summer at Urban Roots.
'My Whole Store Was Collapsed': Lake Street Restauranteur On His Feet Again 1 Year After George Floyd UnrestIt's been a year of trauma for the Twin Cities. For some it's been mental, for others it's been financial. For business owners on Lake Street, it's been both.
'I Love Children's': Girl With Sickle Cell Disease Thanks 'Village' At Children's MinnesotaIt's a disease that affects African American children in the Twin Cities and beyond -- a disease that Children's Minnesota is working hard to combat.
Miracle Baby Thrives After Being Given 0% Chance To Live DiagnosisBaby Richard was given a 0% chance to live, but instead he ended up breaking the record for the youngest surviving premature baby.
MACV Was Reaching Goal Of Ending Veteran Homelessness ... Then COVID HitSprinkled amongst the unsheltered are veterans; 35 percent of homeless in Minnesota served in the military. WCCO's Reg Chapman has been sharing their stories all month long.
Minnesota Landlords Work With MACV To Provide Homes For Homeless VetsLandlords who offer their units in partnership with MACV are on the front lines in the fight to find stable housing for unsheltered veterans.
MACV Says Women Constitute Their Fastest-Growing Segment Of Homeless VeteransMalcalisha Jefferson served 12 years with two deployments to war zones -- Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2010. She moved to Minnesota after her time in the service to be closer to family, but things didn't go as planned.
Homeless Vet Who Almost Ended Up Sleeping On Streets Finally Home For The HolidaysFor Army veteran Greg Langlois, music helps ease his mind. And there is no better place to relax and play than in his own apartment, the place he's now grateful to call home.
MACV Hotel Program Gives Homeless Vets, And Families, A Transitional Roof Over Their HeadsEric B. Williams is a single parent, and one of many veterans who turned to MACV at one of the darkest times in his life.
MACV's Mission To Aid Homeless Vets Faces Uphill Battle In COVID PandemicA year ago, numbers of unsheltered veterans reached a low of 230 statewide. Then the pandemic hit, causing that number to increase as veterans who were once housed, needed MACV's help to find shelter.
First Avenue Night, Pride Night, And 'Sesame Street' Day: Twins Announce 1st Wave Of Theme GamesThe rest of the 30 announced theme nights include a variety of fan favorites, including nights in collaboration with local universities, nights marking pop culture touchstones like "Star Wars," Peanuts and the Grateful Dead, and nights focusing on fundraising for cancer awareness.