Donations needed for the future veterans home before the end of August

If the project doesn't get enough donations, the future facility may have to decrease in size.

Posted: Aug 9, 2018 6:32 PM

PRESTON, Minn. - The Federal Veterans Administration is matching $2 for every $1 donated to the future Preston veterans home, but only until August 24th.

People involved in the project are on a fundraiser push until the deadline because if they don't raise enough local funds, the government tells them they may have to decrease the size of the facility, serving less veterans. The goal is to have a 72-bed building.

"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," explains co-chair of the project's committee, and a veteran himself, Don Gildner. "We'd like to see the best quality care we can have for the vets in this area."

The goal is to raise $1 million in donations by the August 24th deadline, but Preston can't do it alone.

"This isn't a Preston or Fillmore County project. This is a Southeastern Minnesota project," says Gildner.

The home will serve veterans from all over Southeastern Minnesota, and the project is hoping for donations from all over the region as well.

To donate, people can pick up a slip at the Preston City Hall or Preston F and M Community Bank. You can also click here to find the slip online to print off.

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