The Southwest Montana Veterans Home has something to celebrate: a new, 10-passenger van for residents to use.
Chapter 6 of the Disabled American Veterans organization in Butte sold the 2013 Ford van to the Veterans Home Foundation for $17,500, said DAV commander, Eileen Greb, a retired lieutenant commander from the United States Navy.
Greb said the DAV has a “van fund,” which goes toward vans the organization uses to bus veterans to Veterans’ Affairs appointments. The money from the sale will go back into the DAV’s van fund, she said.
Eileen Greb speaks during a ceremony at the Southwest Montana Veterans Home on Friday morning.
Greb is a trustee on the Veterans Home Foundation board, and she collaborated with the foundation’s chairman, Dave Williamson, about a month ago to help make the purchase happen, Williamson said.
Bill Willing, a retired Army colonel who also serves on the Veterans Home Foundation board, said the van can be used to take veterans to community events.
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