Klein Hall exhibit

Veterans Rich Munkholm, left, and Remius Parker look over the Remember Our Fallen exhibit on display in August at Klein Hall.

ROD STETZER, The Heral

On the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Congressman Ron Kind announced Monday that the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ Chippewa Falls program would receive a $500,000 grant to “assist...in providing transitional housing for homeless veterans,” according to a press release.

The Chippewa Falls program referred to above is “subcontracted to and operated by” the Veteran Assistance Program at Klein Hall.

Klein Hall, which became a veteran’s shelter in late 2007, housed 42 veterans as of August 2017. It offers housing and food for homeless veterans, assisted by grants.

“Helping Wisconsin’s homeless veterans transition to a stable living situation requires an all hands on deck approach...after all of the work our veterans have done for us it is our duty to make sure they receive the care and services they have earned,” Kind said in the press release.

“The $500,000 grant was our approval with our program,” said Mike Hanke, site director of Klein Hall.

A copy of the grant announcement can be found at bit.ly/2xWlP92.

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