September 2013: Grant Made to Support Veterans with Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury

October 1, 2013

in Grant Update, News

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The Rochester Minnesota Salvation Army was recently awarded $5,000 to provide support for their “Caring Partners Program” for Veterans suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries affecting daily living skills.

Development Director Mr. Ken Roehl stated that, “This grant will enable us to serve these needy veterans which includes day care and additionally will provide nutritious meals, bathing and hygiene care as well many social programs”.

Members of the Rochester Salvation Army accept a check to support veterans dealing with dementia and traumatic brain injury.

Pictured here is the Rochester Salvation Army receiving the $5,000 check from the MN V4V Trust Fund. Back row, left to right: Kenn Roehl, Development Director and Major James Frye, Rochester Corps Officer Front row, left to right: Korean Veteran Elmo Lien, WWII Veterans Lloyd Vehrenkamp & Frank Wicklen, & Korean Veteran Billy Ruhlow.

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.