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$7,500 in Grants Awarded to VA Hospitals Across Western U.S.

Multi-state grants will fund variety of services for wounded veterans

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, today awarded a total of $7,500 in grants to VA Health Care Systems in Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego.

The grants were awarded to four different VA hospitals and will be applied to a variety of programs, all designed to address the immediate needs of wounded veterans. The organizations were supported as follows:

  • VA Phoenix Health Care System ($1,000) – for items such as gasoline and telephone
    gift cards, bus passes and other subsistence needs for wounded veterans;
  • VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System ($3,000) – to fund public transportation
    costs for handicapped hospital volunteers;
  • VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System ($1,000) – to cover meal coupons for
    200 veterans utilizing outpatient medical treatment at the hospital;
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System ($1,500) – to purchase discounted
    business suits for veterans seeking employment, thus enabling them to project a
    positive image and self-confidence. Some gasoline cards will also be provided for
    those needing assistance; and,
  • VA San Diego Health Care System ($1,000) – for emergency funds needed for
    returning OIF/OEF/OND veterans.  Read More
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