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Duluth Pack aims to combat veteran homelessness

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DULUTH, MN-- A long-time Duluth business is using a new patch to help veterans in need.

Duluth Pack teamed up with Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a national organization addressing a big issue by supporting veterans once they return home.

Duluth Pack General Sales Manager Ryan Hanson says they are excited about the new partnership.

"We are absolutely thrilled to partner with a great organization like Operation Hat Trick, which has donated millions of dollars to veterans organizations and to folks that need help after serving our country," said Hanson.

Duluth Pack will put the OHT logo on the bags they already make.

In addition, a portion of the sales will benefit Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans (MACV), a local group working to end veteran homelessness.

Paul Pedersen, the program and outreach manager with MACV, says they're thankful for the help.

"It is great to have the support and be recognized that it's doing a good job in the community and get those extra dollars to help veterans, said Pedersen.

Pedersen says the community has stepped up in recent years to help the veteran population.

"There is so much support to help veterans. It's a pride thing. As a veteran and a veteran myself, it is great to see our city and our community help out," he said.

Duluth Pack says they're hoping to continue the efforts for years to come.

To shop for your next OHT bag, you can click here.

Peter Kvietkauskas

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