NH Delegation Applauds $1 Million in Federal Funding for the New Hampshire Veterans Home

May 24, 2019

(Washington) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement of a $1,072,500 grant awarded to the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton for renovations to laundry and kitchen facilities. The grant is funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“For over a hundred years, the New Hampshire Veterans Home has dutifully served our veterans and I’m glad that the VA is continuing to invest in this important facility,” said Shaheen. “This federal funding will improve the delivery of services to our veterans, to whom we are deeply indebted for their selfless service. I’ll continue my efforts to reach across the aisle to ensure our veterans receive the care and services they deserve.”

“Our veterans have sacrificed a tremendous amount so that the rest of us may live in freedom, and it’s on us to keep working to build a country that is ever-worthy of their service.” Senator Hassan said. “By supporting much-needed improvements to the laundry and kitchen areas at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, this federal funding will provide a more comfortable and modern place for our veterans to live.”

“We owe it to the men and women who have served our nation in uniform to provide high quality services and facilities for their care,” said Kuster. “This funding will help update common areas at the New Hampshire Veterans Home and improve the quality of life for the veterans who reside there. I’m thrilled this grant has been awarded and I will continue working to help ensure our brave men and women have access to quality care and services.”

"I'm pleased to see the New Hampshire Veterans Home receive this grant for critical upgrades that are necessary to support the veterans living at the facility,” said Pappas. “We owe these heroes a dignified, comfortable life given their sacrifice for our nation, and I'm eager to continue advocating for the New Hampshire Veterans Home and the needs of all Granite State veterans as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee."

 “I am thrilled we were awarded this grant that will improve efficiency and working conditions for the staff of the NH Veterans Home,” said Peggy LaBrecque, Commandant, New Hampshire Veterans Home.

 

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