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Homeless Vets in Binghamton Have Newly Remodeled Place to Live

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Homeless veterans in Binghamton have a newly remodeled place to live thanks to the Volunteers of America and the Home Depot.

Using a $60,000 grant it received from the Home Depot Foundation, the Volunteers of America renovated it's Chenango Street facility to better accommodate the needs of local vets. A complete overhaul of the first floor bathroom, a handicapped accessible shower, and self opening doors for individuals in wheelchairs are a few of the improvements unveiled today.

Lisa Whitney says, "The face that there is one homeless veteran is a shame and a disgrace. Anything that we can do to provide them a safe place and to help them feel comfortable so that they can heal whatever wounds they need to heal, we are honored and humbled to be able to do that."

The Volunteers of America program is the only transitional housing with support services in the region that is specifically for veterans. It's provided in partnership with the U.S. Veterans Administration.