May 2013: $30,000 to Support Hospice, Veterans Homes

May 31, 2013

in Grant Update, News

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At the May 23, 2013 Veterans 4 Veterans Trust fund monthly meeting, the following three grants were approved by the eight member board of directors:

$10,000 was granted to the Minneapolis Veterans home to purchase new furniture for the lounge areas (to include sunrooms) for buildings 6 and 19. The lounge areas are a critical space for families/resident and friends to come and enjoy time together in an open comfortable space other than the resident’s room. The current lounge furniture was worn or no longer safe for the resident/family use and much had to be thrown away.

$10,000 was granted to the Seasons Hospice Veterans Fund. This grant will provide means for veterans with limited resources to reside at the Seasons Hospice in Rochester for a period of time if and when their condition require them to do so. It will provide these veterans the opportunity to remain in their local community in SE Minnesota, near to family and friends while receiving hospice care. In addition, this grant will provide veterans with the confidence that they will not face a financial barrier to this care when and if it is needed.

$10,000 was granted to Yellow Medicine County Veterans Service to hold a ”Veterans for Veterans Event – Taking Care of our Own.”  This events’ primary purpose is to provide outreach to veterans within two main areas:

  1. Create job opportunities for veterans and awareness for employers
  2. Provide veterans and their families, vital information concerning benefits and programs which are available to them at the local, state and federal levels.

These veterans will have an opportunity during this event to meet with prospective employers and have professional help preparing resume’s. Attendees will include county, state and federal representatives, business employers throughout SW Minnesota as well as veterans organizations, VA Medical Centers, Tribal Representatives along with County Veterans Service Officers from the SW Region of Minnesota.

The MN Veterans 4 Veterans ( V4V ) Trust Fund is a 501c(19) non-profit organization established as the result of the 2006 sale of Lake Minnetonka Big Island Disabled Veterans Camp. The non-profit organization has eight board members , two veterans each who are appointed by the DAV, VFW, MOPH, and American Legion. The board oversees the funds from the sale of the island to the City of Orono and has a grant application process on their website. Grants are made to organizations serving MN veterans in a way that conforms to the criteria the V4V has documented online.