MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 14, 2011 – at a recognition luncheon on Sept. 14, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center to commemorate MARS and its volunteer efforts for Minnesota non-profit community organizations. Over the last 25 years, MARS has supported forty different non-profit activities including: Feed My Starving Children, Toys for Tots, Courage Center, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army’s HeatShare program and Bridging Inc. In the past year, retirees contributed more than $100,000 in volunteer time.
“MARS volunteers have been an incredible asset to the Bridging volunteer community,” said Diana Dalsin, Bridging’s community relations manager. “We cannot thank the retiree volunteers enough for their valuable contribution of nearly 500 group service hours to our organization. Through hands-on service at our Bloomington and Roseville locations– MARS retirees continue to make a big impact on Bridging clients and to our communities in need.”
For the past few years, MARS has worked with Bridging to make fleece blankets, restock shelves, assemble furniture and repair small electrical appliances for community members transitioning out of homelessness or poverty.
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