(Beaver Dam) Donations are being accepted through Thursday at a local business for a non-profit that benefits homeless veterans. A collection bin is located inside Get Fit on East Plaza Drive in Beaver Dam with all contributions going towards the Warrior House. The facility is based in Lomira and serves as a transitional home for male veterans.
Kim Galske is the Executive Director of the Warrior House. She says the Warrior House is a safe place where veterans can receive counseling, receive their benefits from the VA, transportation services, resume building opportunities, credit and job placement assistance.
Galske credits the owners of the Camelot Golf Course who pooled their resources to purchase the property and then offered up the home as a shelter for the Warrior House program. Currently, the organization is building a support group of combat veterans that will help residents as they transition from the military.
During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Galske said the Warrior House offers their services to veterans of all ages. She says the average population is around middle-age while the youngest veteran is 19.
Galske says the supplies’ they need include furnishings, toiletry items, basic food necessities or any items that can help a veteran as they search for a permanent living situation. She added that the donations received so far from the community has been overwhelming. Visit www.salutethetroopswi.org/warriorhouse for more information.
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