Donation to benefit Minnesota Veterans Homes, including in Montevideo

The Hutchinson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 960 has donated $80,000 to benefit State Veterans Homes.

Montevideo Veterans Home artist depiction
Construction on the Montevideo Veterans Home is on schedule to allow for a projected opening in September for its first residents. This is an artist's depiction of the prairie design for the Montevideo home.
Contributed / Wold Architects

ST. PAUL — A donation from the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles McLaughlin Post 906 in Hutchinson will benefit those receiving care in state veterans homes, including the homes to open later this year in Montevideo, Preston and Bemidji.

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs reported that the Hutchinson VFW Post donated $80,000. It will provide $10,000 to each of the skilled nursing homes for veterans operated by the state.

The donation will make it possible to provide televisions for residents in the Montevideo, Preston and Bemidji homes when they open later this year. Televisions are otherwise an expense that skilled nursing care residents would traditionally cover.

Funding will be used at the five current State Veterans Homes in Minneapolis, Hastings, Luverne, Fergus Falls and Silver Bay to develop and deliver new resident activities and enhance existing resident programming.

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