David and I just registered for the Twin Cities The Most Amazing Race which takes place October 7. Our team is Adventure Guy and Gal! David has done the race for the last eleven years and even won it twice. It benefits the Salvation Army which uses the resources to help people here in the Twin Cities. He is usually THE top fund-raiser (or in the top three) so the pressure is on for me to pull in some funds for the team!
The race itself mimics the television show, The Amazing Race. It requires running 15-20 miles throughout the Twin Cities but it’s challenged-based so we’ll need to use our brains, too.
Please consider donating-you have until October 4. If you donate online, you'll automatically get a receipt. If you'd like to donate with cash or a check, my address is below. Even $5 is so much appreciated! You can be sure all of your funds will go directly to The Salvation Army to help those in need.
Why donate to the Salvation Army? The Salvation Army provides workforce training, housing, and meals to those in need. All the money raised by The Most Amazing Race funds the Salvation Army’s food and housing programs in the Twin Cities. To date, the race has raised more than $703,000. Thanks in part to funds raised from this event, the organization is able to serve more than 187,000 people a year in the Twin Cities.
Every night, nearly 900 people sleep at any of 18 housing facilities offered by the Twin Cities Salvation Army. It provides emergency and permanent supportive housing for youth, veterans, seniors, and other adults. The dedicated case managers are a tireless resource for homeless men and women looking to get back on their feet.
With a lack of affordable housing in the Twin Cities, this need will only continue to grow in the coming years. Each day, the Salvation Army serves 700 hot meals in the Twin Cities and provides enough groceries for an additional 2,300 meals to be made in the homes of those who need them most. Last year alone, they provided groceries to 95,000 people. The eight food shelves around the metro area are busier than ever before, with guests reporting an increased need for help. We know that one in ten Minnesotans faces food insecurity on a daily basis. The Salvation Army also offers youth-only food shelves. These food shelves allow homeless youth to get food and referral services, no questions asked.
If you prefer, feel free to call/text me to pick up a donation or send by mail. You can make checks payable to The Salvation Army:
12920 Deerwood Lane North
Dayton, MN 55327