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MIKE RAVN IS ASKING FOR YOUR DONATIONS
TO MAC HOME -
BREAMAN FORD WILL MATCH YOUR GIFT IN DECEMBER UP TO $15,000 – DOUBLE IT UP!
MAC Home needs your help! Merrill’s homeless shelter called the MAC Home has received a challenge from Breaman Ford in Merrill. For every dollar raised in December, Breaman Ford will match the donation up to $15,000. Breaman’s total contribution. This generous match will go a long way to help serve the homeless population in the Merrill area. Our operating funding needs in 2020 are great, and we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to ensure that the Merrill homeless population has a warming center to go to during these cold winter nights and other inclement weather the balance of the year. In addition, there is access to short-term shelter for those needing temporary housing.
You might ask – “Is there a homeless population in Merrill?” The answer is definitely yes. Since opening March 4, 2019 MAC Home has provided services to 131 individuals who have spent 1,293 safe, shelter nights at our facility. The breakdown of those served are 66 males, 39 females and 26 children who didn’t need to relocate to other communities for help.
We have received generous community support to get this far. Perhaps you have given previously, and for that we are grateful. Yet, MAC Home needs our help this month. A tax-deductible donation or annual financial commitment to MAC Home will help make a positive impact on those who need our help. These people who are less fortunate or who have “hit a rough patch” in life need a safe and secure facility. They need a center to go to and stay warm and dry in the winter, and then cool in the heat of summer. They find temporary shelter at MAC Home.
You can help be that person who makes a difference in their life. Please consider giving to MAC Home by sending a donation or by making an annual pledge to MAC Home, P. O. Box 324, Merrill, WI 54452. Remember every dollar you donate during the month of December will be matched up to $15,000 by Breaman Ford. Your financial support will make an immediate, positive difference. Can we count on you this month?
Thank you for considering this request.
October, 2017 is the beginning.
Pictured from left are MCHCI board members Denis McCarthy, Sue Norenberg, Kathy Gruett and Don Heyel; Robbie Johnson; Dennis Grefe of Merrill Habitat for Humanity, which funded the purchase; MCHCI board members Mike Ravn, Dee Olsen and Pastor Susan Christian; and Trina Johnson.
SUPPORT the MAC Home in 2020!
Since starting our fledgling non-profit, we have purchased a building that required extensive remodeling to meet regulatory and ADA codes as well as reconfiguration to meet our needs. MAC Home is located at 407 West Main Street, Merrill. It has a warming center on the first floor 4 units for temporary-transitional housing on the second floor. MAC Home operates with limited part-time staff and volunteers to oversee the operations. The homeless shelter is available 365 days a year.