Private donation helps city’s only shelter just for homeless veterans

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By Justin Bourke

The city’s only shelter specifically for homeless veterans is getting a special gift, helping the city keep its goal of leaving no homeless veteran behind.

On Thursday, Briggs Equipment handed a $29,000 check to the American GI Forum’s Residential Center for Homeless Veterans. The money will go toward the renovation of their kitchen and outdoor common areas.

Richard Rosemondeamoundu, a Vietnam veteran, said the money will help improve a place nearly 140 veterans call home.

“Out there it’s pitiful,” Richard said. “That’s why I thank god every day that I found this place.”

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