#GiveToTheMaxDay is having some issues in Minnesota again. The website https://www.givemn.org has been overloaded by the number of people attempting to visit the website and donate. Luckily they have been able to keep the MultiGive tool online so users can continue to make donations to the causes of their choice.
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