More than 80 local veterans residing at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay, Minn., will have ample stores of art supplies thanks to a grant to the Northern Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross from the organization’s national Service to Armed Forces.
Veterans’ organizations around the region will benefit from the gift. The American Red Cross’ Services to Armed Forces program annually helps thousands of deployed troops, military families and veterans through short-term crises.
Red Cross workers are stationed around the world to support military personnel during deployments. The American Red Cross also oversees crisis communication and arranges emergency leaves with the authorization of the Department of Defense, and facilitates emergency loans in partnership with the Military Aid Society.