MidCountry donates to YMCA

Left to Right: Hedy Lemar Walls, YMCA chief social responsibility officer; Glen Gunderson, YMCA president and CEO; Steve Meads, MidCountry Bank president and CEO; Greg Waibel, YMCA chief operating officer.

A Minnesota bank is making a $10,000 grant to a YMCA program to help veterans, servicemembers and their families.

Minneapolis-based MidCountry Bank made the donation in late June, providing critical funding at a time when the need is especially great.

The program at YMCA of the North supports servicemembers, military families and veterans with free and discounted programming, resources for mental health and brain injury support in conjunction with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, and service project coordination with the local VA Medical Center and Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.

The growing program is currently serving over 900 veterans and family members in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

“MidCountry is honored to have the opportunity to give back to our community through the YMCA of the North,” said With this grant, we extend our support to active service members and veterans who have given so much to not only their community, but also to our country.”

The $770 million MidCountry has 13 offices in Minnesota.