MANKATO — Jamie Jacobs and Natasha O’Hara had a question: What if they could make a challenge out of donating meals to the community?
For Jacobs, who first asked, the idea was simple. In her role as vice president of sales and marketing at APX Construction, she helped the construction firm coordinate a charitable drive last year called 25 Days of Christmas. The firm had solicited requests through area nonprofits about what some residents could do with an extra $100 during the holiday season.
In 2020, the company received an outpouring of requests for families in need. APX Construction employees helped buy Christmas presents, gift cards, even necessities for families who needed a little help to get by.