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Local company packs winter survival kits for homeless veterans

Updated: November 25, 2019 10:55 AM

Hats, loves and wool socks. Anything to help survive a cold Minnesota night.

A group of employees from ECMC Group in downtown Minneapolis spent part of Veterans Day packing 250 cold-weather survival kits for homeless veterans.

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The care packages include more than 3,700 donated items, as well as personal, hand-written thank you notes.

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On this day designated to honor the country's veterans, these volunteers say they are more than happy to help but are also sad there is a need for it.

"They have given up everything so that we can have a nice life, and it's tragic they don't have the basic needs they should," said Sue Betker, whose dad was a veteran.

According to the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, at last count, there were at least 317 veterans experiencing homelessness in Minnesota.

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