Thanks Minnesota - December 201601-Dec-2016
Dear Friends of Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund,
‘Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer and giving back to the community. This year, we hope you will consider making a year-end donation to MMAF to support local service men and women.
When MMAF first launched in 2005, founder Gene Sit anticipated the organization would only be needed for a few years until tensions were resolved in the Middle East. As we are now in our 15th year of conflict, we know that the end is unclear, but that our devotion, much like that of the men and women who serve our country today, must continue. As long as our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and neighbors continue to fight for freedom, MMAF serves an important purpose.
Not only does our organization pride itself on supporting local troops, but MMAF is unique in that ninety cents from every dollar that is donated is given directly to our grant recipients and their families as our way of saying “thank you” for the many sacrifices they have made.
Since 2005, MMAF has provided $10.5 million in grants to 16,500 recipients, making it the nation’s largest-ever statewide fundraiser of its kind. In 2016 alone, we awarded $454,000 to our Minnesota Troops, thanks to your generosity.
As you finish your holiday shopping, we hope you’ll consider adding one more gift to your list: a gift for our military in the form of a donation to MMAF. Your contribution will allow us to continue to award grants to Minnesota’s own service men and women in 2017.As always, thank you for remembering our local military families during the holiday season!