Donation will benefit Veterans Honor Flight of Minnesota/North Dakota

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United Community Bank recently made a $11,640 donation to the Veterans Honor Flight of Minnesota/North Dakota. The money was raised through the UCB Food for Flight fundraiser. 

United Community Bank organized a series of fundraisers during the month of September as part of the Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Month. 

The fundraisers consisted of different food trucks, community picnics, and bake sales in Perham and Frazee. Through these events UCB collected donations and matched every dollar that was raised 100%. Altogether the communities helped United Community Bank raise $11,640 for Veterans Honor Flight of Minnesota/North Dakota. It is the highest amount UCB has ever collected and presented to Veterans Honor Flight.

“It truly is amazing what these communities do and continue to do for each other, especially when it comes to helping a great cause.” United Community Bank President Charlie Cavanagh.

United Community Bank would like to thank these businesses and organizations for helping make the Food for Flight fundraiser a success:

• Wood Fire Pizza, Detroit Lakes

• Baby’s Bagels, New York Mills

• Sone’s Cajun Asian Cuisine, Pelican Rapids

• Cornfield BBQ, Dunvilla

• Frazee Sportsman Club, Frazee

• Frazee VFW, Frazee

• Frazee Area Community Club, Frazee

• The Grammies, Frazee

• Jay Estenson and community members, Frazee

The mission of Veterans Honor Flight of Minnesota/North Dakota is to transport America’s Veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and fellow Veterans. Since 2007 more than 1,200 veterans have been flown to Washington D.C. 

For more information on Veterans Honor Flight of Minnesota/North Dakota visit veteranshonorflight.org or call (218) 284-6667.