Attorney General Awards Grants to Veterans’ Organizations

Michaela Madison Reporting

(Thursday, November 9th) Ohio – The Ohio Attorney General’s Office announced today (Thursday) a total of $971,000 in grants to be awarded to a variety of veterans’ organizations across the state.

The money comes from a fund created following the seizure of the former veterans’ charity scam artist known as Bobby Thompson.

“We worked hard to ensure this money would be used as originally intended – to help veterans,” explained Mike Dewine.

Each of Ohio’s five Honor Flight hubs, which help veterans safely travel to their respective memorials in Washington D.C., received $115,000 each.

Additionally, Operation Legal Help Ohio received $100,000 to support its mission of connecting low-income Ohio veterans to free legal help.

$100,000 grant will be used by Family and Community Services to fund repairs and appliances for a facility in Lorain that will provide housing for female veterans and their children.

The Ross County Veterans Council will receive $36,000 to help create a healing garden for veterans and their families at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center.

$10,000 will go to Toledo-based Heroes in Action, which supports service members and veterans throughout Ohio.

And 20 Veterans Courts, including in Stark and Summit Counties, will receive $7,500 each.

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