Grand Rapids Home For Veterans Receives Donation For Repairs
The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has received a $25,000 dollar donation to help repair its amphitheater.
The check was presented to organizers from the Veterans Home on Saturday, during the their annual carnival that honors service members and their families.
Last month's freedom cruise, which was organized by the non-profit organization Finish the Mission, raised money for veterans in West Michigan. The money left over after repairs will go towards veteran field trips, including attending Detroit Tigers games.
Tiffany Carr, outreach director of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, told WZZM-13 that the money will go a long way in bolstering the quality of life for veterans and their families.
"It's used a lot here and on this beautiful property, we'd love to use it more. But, the steps are falling apart, there's no sound, shingles are moldy and moss is growing."
The donation will also go towards rewiring inside of the building itself, which will enable veterans who are not able to leave their rooms to hear outdoor concerts in their bedrooms.
Currently, around 400 veterans are using the home's facilities on a daily basis.