100 Women donates funds to Mandatory Fun Outdoors

The club voted to allocate $100 per member to the nonprofit serving veterans and their family members.

Members of the 100 Women of the Heartland Who Care, meeting May 11, 2022 at a member's home on East Crooked Lake, pledged $100 each – approximately $4,900 – to Mandatory Fun Outdoors.
Contributed / Tracy Ganley
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The 100 Women of the Heartland Who Care selected Mandatory Fun Outdoors to receive its may donation.

The club meets three times a year, in January, May and September, to hear presentations from area 501(c)(3) nonprofits and vote on which one to support. Each member in attendance pledges $100.

Mandatory Fun Outdoors made a presentation about their programs to the 100 Women of the Heartland Who Care on May 11, 2022.
Contributed / Tracy Ganley

Meeting May 11 at a member’s home on East Crooked Lake, club members decided to support Mandatory Fun Outdoors this time around. According to Tracy Ganley with 100 Women, their donation came to approximately $4,900.

Mandatory Fun Outdoors (MFO) is a nonprofit organization that aims to get veterans and their family members outdoors, doing such activities as hunting, fishing, dog sledding, mushroom hunting, gardening, canning and other healthy activities.

According to a press release from 100 Women, the donated funds will go toward local events for veterans, including a vegetable garden in the Park Rapids area for local veterans and their families to plant, tend and harvest. The release states that if the project is successful, MFO will establish gardens for veterans in neighboring towns as well.


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Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen, the local potato processing facility, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Minneapolis, general contractor for the recent expansion at the facility, presented a joint donation of $1,000 to Bob Hansen, executive director of the Hubbard County Food Shelf on March 18.

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