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Mason McLeod and Family Support Veterans through ARCH

ROANOKE, VA (August 17, 2021) – Mason McLeod wanted to help veterans after growing up watching his veteran father help his fellow comrades whenever he could. McLeod worked with ARCH to design a program to help homeless veterans get back their independence after sheltering at ARCH’s Trust House.

Mason McLeod has committed to providing $15,300 over the next year to help veterans move out of shelter and into more permanent homes. ARCH has agreed to use every penny to pay the upfront costs each veteran faces when trying to get back to self-sufficiency including security deposits, rent support as they learn to budget, basic move in supplies and a bed so they don’t have to spend the first few days or weeks sleeping on the floor.

“While ARCH is here to support our veterans by giving shelter and providing case management at Trust House, the ultimate goal is help them get back to independent living,” said Annie Harvey, executive director at ARCH. “This funding is a huge help on that front.”

After the agreement was made, McLeod reached out to his family to ask if The McLeod Family Foundation would be willing to match a portion of his commitment. Now, the donation has risen to a total of $21,300 with The McLeod Family Foundation’s $6,000 match.

“ARCH is doing great work for veterans,” said McLeod. “I look forward to a long term philanthropic relationship with them.”

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