Update: Pulaski Co. Man Asks For Help With Vet Village

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Updated: 11/13/2012 12:00 am
        John Vanover helped bury many of our nation's veterans at Camp Nelson as a member of the national Cemetery Administration.

     Vanover says occasionally he'd notice a disturbing site over the years, funerals for our nation's heroes with no one there in attendance.

     That's why Vanover is starting his own retirement community on 13 acres in the rural hills outside of Somerset.

     He's naming the community P.F.C Richard L. Vanover Veterans Village, named after his father who was wounded in the Korean War.

     Vanover's plan; a self sustaining farm with two bedroom cabins for the veterans to reside while working the land producing their own food.

     Vanover says his residents will be provided three meals a day, have access to a fishing pond, community garden, transportation and even livestock.

     However Vanover is still in the building phase just trying to get one of the cabins built which he admits is quite difficult since he doesn't receive any government funding for the project ,which so far has cost him about forty-thousand dollars out of his own pocket.

     Vanover is looking for any type of donation to help jump start his community.

      He hopes to have at least two residents in  the first cabin by next February but says that all depends on funding and how willing others are to help some of our nation's forgotten hero.

     If you would like to help Vanover by making a donation, you can click on the link below:

      Veterans Village
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