Twin Cities 1st Platoon has focused its efforts on supporting local non-profits as they have seen an increased demand for veteran housing and employment services. The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V) is one of these organizations. MAC-V’s mission is to “provide assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivate veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises”. MAC-V accomplishes its mission by providing services directly or in collaboration with other service agencies. Around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, MAC-V operates over a dozen residential properties to provide transitional housing for veterans as they receive wrap around services. These properties are currently full and have a waiting list. They are also getting older and in need of repair.
Twin Cities 1st is working these MAC-V properties, not only to increase their capacity, but also provide critical repairs and beautification efforts.
The Twin Cities 1st Service Platoon has held over 66 individual events and dedicated over 3175 service hours since its founding.
Spring Fling will be at a Richfield house managed by MAC-V. List of project items currently will involve the following: - Completely a chain link fence - Insulating and sheetrocking the garage - Planter Boxes - Landscaping - Kids Project
What To Wear :
Comfortable clothing and TMC Gear. Will have shirts on hand at the event
What To Bring :
Willingness to learn and ability to have fun.
Street Parking available
Inclement Weather Plan :
Have inside and outside projects - will adjust as weather permits
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.