Pulaski Co. Man Building Village for Vets

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 11/12/2012 6:37 pm
    When many of our veterans die they're honored with family and friends at their funeral, but for some, they have no one in their lives at the time of their death and are buried alone and forgotten.

   John Vanover, of Pulaski County, is trying to change that. Vanover is building his own retirement community for vets with no where else to go in their final years.

   A veteran himself, Vanover has spent nearly 40-thousand dollars out of his own pocket to fund the project, which will feature two bedroom cabins for the veterans to live, along with crops and livestock the residents will cultivate, making the community almost completely self-sufficient.

     Vanover says he still needs funds and other services to get the community up and running.

     He says he gets no government funding for the project and says he's running the community strictly as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

     If you would like to help Vanover you can find out more information by clicking on the link below:

     www.vanoverveteransvillage.org
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WendyV - 11/12/2012 8:31 PM
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For those who worry where there money is going when they donate...be a part of this, watch your money work and do great things....PAY IT FORWARD :)

Brenda Keller - 11/12/2012 6:50 PM
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Was really hoping you all would do a little more in-depth story on this very worthy cause. John is truly dedicated to helping our homeless veterans. He's doing this on his own and could use some help. John is a disabled veteran himself. Please give so he can help those who have served to keep us free. We try to spread the word on facebook, but you all could do a lot more....please.
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