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Packers award $250K grant to Milwaukee's Center for Veterans Issues

Posted at 4:12 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 17:12:05-04

MILWAUKEE — The Green Bay Packers announced on Friday that the organization has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Center for Veterans Issues (CVI) in Milwaukee.

CVI is a nonprofit organization that provides services to assist veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. The organization helps veterans in 54 counties across Wisconsin and has been providing assistance for more than three decades.

This Impact Grant will be used specifically to provide security deposits, monthly rent stipends, furniture, clothing, food vouches, public transportation, mental wellness counseling and other essential activities.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said it is important to keep organizations like CVI in mind as they continue to address a serious issue all over the state.

"We are honored to contribute to the Center for Veterans Issues as they address critical needs in the Wisconsin veterans community," Murphy said. "It is our responsibility as a society to continue supporting veterans who are facing a wide variety of challenges. The Packers are proud to be a part of the CVI’s efforts to provide veterans and their families with the tools and resources to stay safe, healthy and sheltered.”

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