Veterans group receives $45,000 grant |

Veterans group receives $45,000 grant

Paul Guggenheimer
U.S. Marines stand guard during the change of command ceremony at Task Force Southwest military field in Shorab military camp of Helmand province, Afghanistan, in this Jan. 15, 2018 file photo.

The West Mifflin-based nonprofit Operation Troop Appreciation is receiving a $45,000 state grant to help it provide welcome-home kits to veterans, state Rep. Austin Davis, D-McKeesport, announced Friday.

Davis said the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs selected Operation Troop Appreciation to get the grant through the Veterans Trust Fund. The fund receives money through voluntary $3 donations that Pennsylvanians make when applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses or photo identification cards or renewing their vehicle registrations.

Davis commended the volunteer-run organization.

“(It) works tirelessly to make sure veterans have what they need while overseas and ensures veterans don’t end up on the streets once they return home,” he said.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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