Cargill Beef donates $100,000 to housing program for veterans

Cargill Beef is donating $100,000 to the Homes for Our Troops program.

The company will formally donate the money Saturday during a ceremony presenting a new specially adapted home near Cheney Lake to former U.S. Marine Sgt. Matt Amos and his family.

The Homes for Our Troops program helped fund a home for Amos, an Andale native who lost his legs serving in Afghanistan. The Wichita Area Builders Association facilitated the project.

Amos will participate as a representative for Homes for Our Troops in an 18-month program the Cargill ground beef business is making available to retailers nationwide to raise money for the program.

The program focuses on the housing needs of military personnel who have served in the armed forces since Sept. 11, 2001.