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help veterans across southeast minnesota and now they are asking for the public's help. kimt news 3's annalise johnson went to preston today to learn more about what the facility could offer. veterans home-pkgll-1 veterans home-pkgll-3 this bean field behind me in preston will eventually become a new veterans home for southeast minnesota veterans. but first - they need the money to build it. lowerthird2line:donations needed for new veterans home preston, mn vets like helping vets dan gildner - co-chair of the committee for the veterans home project - and a veteran himself - tells me their goal is to have a 72 bed facility... but if there's not enough money - they'll have to downsize. veterans home-pkgll-4 determine which kind of facility we'll end up having. we'd like to have the 72 with all the latest and best and the more we drum up - the more likely we'll be able to get it veterans home-pkgll-9 and mayor of preston kurt reicks says right now is the time to donate because the federal veterans administration is backing the project. veterans home-pkgll-7 any donation we get by august 24th will be 2 to 1 matched by the federal government veterans home-pkgll-11 but a town the size of preston can't fund the project on its own... they need donations from all over the southeastern minnesota area. veterans home-pkgll-12 this isn't a preston or fillmore county project. this is a southeastern minnesota project its an impact on the whole area - not just the community and once this bean field is transformed into a veterans home - it won't just provide care for preston veterans - but veterans from 15 counties across southeastern minnesota. vets have special needs - somewhat more special than the average person here's a look at an artist rendering of the future facility. it will likely cost more than 30 million dollars - so they're hoping to raise 1 million in local donations by august 24th. we'd like to see the best quality care we can have for the vets in this area veterans home-pkgll-5 to donate money to the project - people can pick up one of these slips at the preston city hall - or at preston f and m bank - or they can donate online. in preston - annalise johnson - kimt news 3. veterans home-tag-2 for a link to the donation site - head to our website at kimt dot com and find this story under local news. ots:foster fest foster