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Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

The Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation program promotes our mission to enhance the lives of veterans, military and their families.

With the covid virus, not all of the 9 VA Hospital/Home Representatives are allowed into their facilities.  Distribution at some of the facilities continue as do the veterans needs.  Due to covid, the VA Hospital/Homes mare temporarily putting on hold the receiving of sewn items.  Please continue to sew items, but don’t just drop them off.  Contact the Representative to see if they are accepting the items.

Veterans homelessness mis in our daily news and we need to help them.  One way is to connect with Minnesota’s Homeless Veterans Coordinators at the Minneapolis and St. Cloud VAHCS (find them at www.va.gov) to find out where your assistance is needed.  The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is a resource for homelessness but they also help with assistance for those who are in jeopardy of losing their homes and can assist with temporary financial assistance for rent, utilities and more.  Support Standdowns by volunteering at one of the events.  Contact MACV at www.mac-v.org to volunteer.

I talked to Jan Benson the St. Cloud VA Representative to see what their needs are.  They can use: sweats, jeans, medium and large boxers, women’s sweats, zip up sweat tops, regular size deodorants, travel size tooth pastes, regular size shampoo and you can always donate money. Just specify where you want them to use it.

Renee Berscheid

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chairman