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Successful Auction Aids Senior Dining Program- Tri-County Record

November 25th, 2019|Semcac in the Media|

By: Chad Smith      Tri-County Record The Semcac Senior Dining program performs a much-needed service for seniors around southeast Minnesota. However, the program recently had its own need as it sought funds to replace its commercial-grade freezer. Semcac Senior Nutrition program coordinator Carolyn Freese said it had a very successful fundraising auction in late September that provided more money than necessary to accomplish the goal. “We held a fundraising auction for senior dining, something we’ve done for three years in a row now,” she said. “We had a lot of generous people in the community who donated some great [...]

Winona Post – Semcac Clinic & Winona Contact Office Moving

October 2nd, 2019|Semcac in the Media|

Semcac Clinic & Winona contact office moving to Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center building (9/25/2019) As of October 1, 2019, Semcac’s Winona County contact office and Semcac Clinic will be relocated. The move will support a growing partnership with Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center; Semcac Clinic and Semcac’s Winona County office will be moving from the current location in downtown Winona to the Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) building. The location was formerly Winona Health’s Urgent Care space and is located at 420 East Sarnia Street, Suite 1600. The new location is a better fit for the services Semcac [...]

Caledonia Food Shelf will participate in “Open Your Heart” donation drive, LaCrosse Tribune

July 10th, 2019|Semcac in the Media|

By: Kylie Mullen | June 24, 2019 CALEDONIA, Minn. -- Semcac's Caledonia food shelf will participate in the 2019 "Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Summer Challenge," a donation drive running through July. The drive is sponsored by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Hunger Solutions. As member of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Semcac is eligible to receive a percentage of grant funds designated for this challenge. The grant amount given to the food shelf will depend upon the amount raised during this drive. In 2018, the Caledonia Food Shelf served 365 households who made 2,193 [...]

Semcac Welcomes New Executive Director, Owatonna People’s Press

July 10th, 2019|Semcac in the Media|

STEELE — On July 1, 2019, Semcac is pleased to welcome a new Executive Director, Doug Grout, to the Semcac family. Doug has dedicated his career to helping people. He has experience working with low-income households, people with disabilities, seniors, immigrants and minorities. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to learn and employ techniques in team building and management. Doug has a strong background of over 25 years’ experience working in the public and nonprofit sector. This includes significant experience administering successful affordable housing, redevelopment and rehabilitation loan projects. For the past six years, Doug has served as [...]

KTTC News: MN March Food Share Campaign, Rushford Food Shelf

March 13th, 2019|Semcac in the Media, Uncategorized|

5:56 pm   March 12, 2019   Minnesota News, Top Stories RUSHFORD, Minn. (KTTC) – Nearly 1 in 10 Minnesotans experience food insecurity, a concerning fact leading many to take action. March is Minnesota food share month, which means The Minnesota food share March campaign is well underway. This statewide drive is supporting local food shelves by matching donations. They match donations based on total donations for each food shelf, which includes food and monetary gifts collected. The South East Minnesota Citizens Action Council (SEMCAC) started the food share campaign in 1982 and it quickly became a state wide campaign [...]

2018 Valley Design Employee Sharing Tree, Fillmore County Journal

January 3rd, 2019|Semcac in the Media| Published Dec. 31, 2018 by Fillmore County Journal For the past 12 years Valley Design’s Employee Sharing Tree has made donations to Christmas in Fillmore County and the Fillmore County Food Shelf.  Both programs assist families in Fillmore County.  Christmas in Fillmore County benefits families in need during the Holiday Season with gifts for kids.  The Fillmore County Food Shelf provides food for those in need.This year the Sharing Tree kicked off with a pumpkin carving contest on Halloween.  Employees were offered the chance to show off their carving skills as well as given the opportunity to sponsor kids through Christmas in Fillmore [...]

Music Concert Raises Funds for Local Food Shelf, Dodge County Independent

October 23rd, 2018|Semcac in the Media|

The Dodge County Food Shelf raised over $1500 during its annual all Christian Music Concert BY: ALEX MALM DCI NEWS EDITOR | Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:01pm Dodge County Independent & Steele County Times About 25 years ago Dodge C Shelf volunteer Dave Koehler came up with the idea to have spring Christian concerts to help raise money for the food shelf. Since then that idea expanded into having an annual fall concert as well. On Sunday, despite the snow, a room full of people gathered to Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center for the fifth annual fall food shelf concert. [...]

Healthy AIR program removes hazardous insulation, paves way to weatherization for low-income households

October 16th, 2018|Semcac in the Media|

October 12, 2018 For years, many homes that qualified for weatherization services in Minnesota couldn’t receive those services because of vermiculite insulation in the attic. Weatherization crews or contractors could not work on a home until the hazardous material was removed. This year, thanks to the Healthy AIR (Asbestos Insulation Remediation) pilot program, many of these homes and low-income homeowners are getting the help they need—to both remove the vermiculite insulation and weatherize their homes. “This has been a chronically underserved population for years,” said Peter Gens, field monitor for the Weatherization Assistance Program, who administers the Healthy AIR program. [...]

Semcac Groundbreaking Will Help Serve Community Better, KIMT3 News

August 9th, 2018|Semcac in the Media|

KASSON, Minn.- A non-profit organization is breaking ground on a new transit building in Kasson. The Southeast Minnesota Community Action Agency, or SEMCAC, tells KIMT they have seen an uptick in the growing need for affordable transportation in the region. The organization offers rides to seniors, medicaid recipients and kids. The new construction will allow everything to be under one roof. Before, buses, dispatch and management were all housed in different buildings. SEMCAC’s executive director Wayne Stenberg tells KIMT a centralized location will help them better serve the community better. “We’re your rural provider and we thought about where the [...]