Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is awarding a $1,000 grant to the Iowa Veterans Home (http://www.iowaveteranshome.org) to fund a new recreational therapy initiative for its residents.
These funds will support the Marshalltown, IA organization’s Garden Box Program for its 493 residents. The veterans will get to plant and maintain their own garden boxes which will be accessible to both ambulatory and wheelchair-bound residents. In addition to the cost of the plants, the money will help pay for supplies needed such as top soil, fertilizer and gardening tools.
“This is such an admirable program for these veterans at the Iowa Veterans Home,” said DVNF Chief Administrative Officer, Raegan Rivers. “Recreational therapy can drastically alter morale in long-term care facilities, and we hope this grant from DVNF will have a great impact on these residents.”
About Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom. A nonprofit 501c3, DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to expand their scope of work within the veteran's community. For more information, visit http://www.dvnf.org.