Vermont VA hospital seeks to build house

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in White River Junction is working with a private group to build a housing complex where relatives can stay while the veterans from Vermont and New Hampshire are being treated.

The Vermont VA hospital is working with the Fisher House Foundation and hopes to build a house with between eight and 21 rooms somewhere on the White River Junction campus.


White River VA spokesman Joseph Anglin tells the Valley News (http://bit.ly/2gtJar7 ) that if a local fundraising campaign is successful, the Fisher House will provide free food and lodging to the families of in-patient veterans. The estimated cost is about $4 million.
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There are dozens of Fisher Houses around the country and more are being planned, including one at the VA hospital in Togus, Maine.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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11/25/2016 10:13:26 AM (GMT -5:00)

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