Foundation donates to Veterans HomeThe quality of life of veterans at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon improved Monday with a $9,250 donation, according to Chris Wingire, president of the North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
The quality of life of veterans at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon improved Monday with a $9,250 donation, according to Chris Wingire, president of the North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation.
“Yesterday the North Dakota American Legion donated about $4,600 which was matched by the foundation,” Wingire said. “We purchase equipment and try to do other things to improve the quality of life for the residents there.”
Officials at the Veterans Home said the funds would be used for the construction of a picnic shelter on the grounds, according to a press release sent out Monday.
The North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation is made up of members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, AMVETS and Vietnam Veterans of America. The organization strives to help improve the lives of residents of the Veterans Home and is also building a permanent endowment for the facility.
“We solicit donations and do what we can to generate funds,” Wingire said. “The endowment is now about $75,000 and we’ve added $75,000 to that this year.”
Anyone wishing to donate to the North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation can contact the Veterans Home at 683-6500 or at the home’s website www.nd.gov/ndvh.
Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at 701-952-8452 or by email at email@example.com