Donation presented to Officer Arik Matson's wife
Matson wife check-stinger-2 as wounded waseca police officer arik matson continues his long road to recovery - we continue our coverage of the support being shown to his family.
Matson was shot in the line of duty last month.
Today... after a community fundraising effort... a check was presented to matsons wife, megan.
Kimt news three's maleeha kamal reports from albert lea.
Matson wife check-llmpkg-1 matson wife check-llmpkg-2 look live: a check was just presented to arik matson's wife megan here at tiger city sports.
After the check presentation megan said a couple of words and shared that her husbands story has really started a movement.
Lowerthirdcourtesy:continuing coverage donation made to megan matson albert lea, mn these "praying for arik" shirts are everywhere in albert lea.
About 1200 shirts were printed as a fundraiser to help the matson family.
Close to 16- thousand dollars has been collected.
Megan matson says every penny counts.
This is the first time we're hearing from ariks wife.
She says the community support has been important on many fronts, including getting the word out about the dangers faced daily by law enforcement.
Matson wife check-llmpkg-6 "it's such a small town and he has impacted so many communities that it's a huge advantage for us to take that and use that across the state and county to show awareness.
Matson wife check-llmpkg-5 look live: the businesses say they don't plan on making any more shirts unless a huge order is placed in albert lea maleeha kamal kimt news three.
The businesses making that donation were 407 designz and tiger city sports.
Each shirt sold for about fifteen dollars - and twelve dollars of that was donated.