Teamsters Local 120 raises $125,000 for veterans charity

Congressman Tim Walz, the labor-endorsed candidate for governor, joined Teamsters Local 120’s member appreciation picnic, one of several events last month at which the local raised funds for Homes for Our Troops. Walz is a former officer in the Minnesota National Guard.

Teamsters Local 120’s annual fundraising drive raised over $125,000 for Homes For Our Troops last month, thanks to support from union members, employers and friends of labor at several Local 120 events, including the union’s member appreciation picnic and inaugural charity golf tournament.

“It was inspiring to see union members and employers come together to achieve a common goal,” Teamsters Local 120 President Tom Erickson said.

“We don’t always see eye to eye with management,” he added. “But this past week our members and employers put their differences aside and came together to show their gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our great nation, and they knocked it out of the park.”

Homes For Our Troops is a nationwide organization that designs, builds and donates specially adapted homes for military veterans who were severely injured after Sept. 11, 2001. A top rated veteran and military charity, the organization has built 261 homes throughout the country since 2004 and has 94 more projects underway.

The partnership between Local 120 and Homes For Our Troops began three years ago, and it has grown quickly since then. This year’s fundraising total, Local 120 reported, is more than twice the amount raised in 2017.

Soon, Erickson said, Local 120 hopes to sponsor the complete construction of a home for a veteran.

Local 120 represents over 12,500 members in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota who work in a wide range of occupations and sectors.

Learn more about HFOT and ways to show support at hfotusa.org.

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  1. Thank you Veterans

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