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REP. GRUENHAGEN ENCOURAGES VETERANS TO APPLY FOR DISASTER RELIEF GRANTS

Friday, June 27, 2014
Sibley and McLeod County, MN—Representative Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is encouraging veterans, their families, and surviving spouses to consider applying for Disaster Relief Grants from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs following the recent flooding and storms that have impacted Sibley and McLeod Counties. 
 
The grants, which are for disaster-related reimbursable expenses of up to $1,000, are available to veterans and their families in the counties under the Governor's Emergency Executive Order 14-11 after severe storms caused severe flooding and damage across much of Minnesota. The grants can be used to cover costs associated with the repair and recovery of their homes and property. Receipt documentation for costs between June 11 and August 31, 2014 is required in order to receive a disaster relief grant, and applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2014.
 
"These grants are one way to help Minnesotans clean up from the disaster that has caused a great deal of damage and stress for families in our area," Gruenhagen said. "I hope eligible veterans and their families will take advantage of this opportunity as a way to limit the financial impact of this natural disaster."
 
According to a Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs press release, Veterans should contact their County Veteran Service Office (CVSO) to apply for a Disaster Relief Grant, or call 1-888-LINKVET (546-5838) for assistance finding the location and phone number of their Veteran Service Office.
 
For more information, veterans can also visit www.mn.gov/mdva and follow the "Disaster Relief Available" link on the front page.
 
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