AMVETS POST 2273 RIDERS presented a check for $1,000 to Welcome Home Veterans (WHV) at the end of May. President Ted Smith and Commander Russ Amidon, along with several members, gathered with WHV President Kim Bowen (center) for the check presentation and a luncheon. Bowen was sincerely grateful since two recent fundraising efforts had been canceled due to the quarantine.
Along with the good news of the check presentation, Bowen shared on Thursday, June 11 that the village of Bancroft had approved the plans for the Welcome Home Veterans facility, and a $1,000 check was needed for escrow – the exact amount of the donation.
The former Durand elementary school will become a 34-bed housing facility for veterans in need of short term, long term or transitional housing. Bowen purchased the property in August 2016 with the help of the WHV Board of Directors and numerous volunteers. For more information on WHV or to make a donation, please call (989) 277-9292.