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VA Awards Nearly $800,000 to Wisconsin Veterans Home

March 28, 2012, 08:00:00 AM

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Union Grove Receives Federal Grant for Improvements

 WASHINGTON  –The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $800,000 to renovate the heating, ventilation and air conditions systems at Fairchild and Shermanske halls at the Wisconsin Veterans home in Union Grove.

 “Our federal-state partnership helps ensure that comfortable and safe housing is provided in a caring community for Wisconsin Veterans who have served their country,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

 VA’s grant will cover approximately 65 percent of the project’s cost, which carries a $1.2 million price tag.

 Last year, VA spent nearly $2.2 billion in Wisconsin to serve the state’s 408,000 Veterans.  VA operates major medical centers in Madison, Milwaukee and Tomah,  outpatient clinics and Vet Centers across the state, and a national cemetery.

 Information about the Wisconsin state Veterans homes at Chippewa Falls, King and Union Grove can be obtained on the Internet at http://dva.state.wi.us/homes.asp or by calling (715) 258-5586.

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