Donations being sought for Preston Veterans Home; Veterans Affairs will match funds 2 to 1

The Preston, Minnesota Veteran Home Committee is seeking donations for the future Preston Veterans Home.

The Preston Veterans Home will be a skilled nursing care facility with up to 72 beds (depending on the amount of donations) and will be the first and only such home in Southeastern Minnesota. The cost of the facility will be over $30 million.

While the hope is to build a 72-bed home, the need will increase over time, and local donations made by Aug. 24, 2018, will dictate the size and amenities of the facility.

Donations made by this date will be matched 2 to 1 by the Federal Veterans Administration. Donations pledged and received after Aug. 24 will still receive the Federal 2 to 1 match if received by March 1, 2019, but will not be considered for the overall size.

At the moment, 42,323 Veterans live within the 15 county catchment area of the Veterans Home.

The Preston Area Community Foundation is accepting pledges and donations now through Aug. 24, 2018. Pledges are due and payable by March 1, 2019.

Donations should be directed to Chuck Aug at the Preston Area Community Foundation, PO Box 467, Preston, MN 55965.

For more information, call 507-765-3823 or email ChuckA@fmcommunity.com.

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