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Michigan Elks Association Donation to Benefit Physical and Occupational Therapy Services at MVHDJJ

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti (MVHDJJ) is honored to be accepting a donation of $14,255.01 which will be presented to the Home in the chapel at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2022, at 425 Fisher St., Marquette. The Michigan Elks Association are behind the generous donation, which will directly benefit and support the veteran members at the Home.

Bob Wellman, the Michigan Elks Association veterans administration voluntary services (VAVS) representative for MVHDJJ and a member of Marquette Elks Lodge 405, worked with the MVHDJJ staff to determine high priority needs that would directly benefit the veterans who call MVHDJJ home. The donation will allow the Home to purchase two bi-directional recumbent bikes, a Shuttle Mini-Press and an adjustable therapy table, all of which will expand physical and occupational therapy services.

The check presentation will include attendance by Bob Wellman; representatives from the Michigan Elks Association; Ron Oja, administrator of MVHDJJ; Cary Lincoln, director of nursing for MVHDJJ; Sarah Johnson, volunteer and donations coordinator for MVHDJJ; and Linda Smith, executive secretary for MVHDJJ.

Media are invited to attend to capture the check presentation and remarks and should plan to be in place no later than 12:45 p.m. Media are asked to RSVP to Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or krollm2@michigan.gov.

Those who wish to make contributions to benefit veteran members to include life enrichment or therapeutic programs may visit https://bit.ly/DonatetoMVH.

For more information or questions about supporting Michigan Veteran Homes (MVH) with an in-kind donation, contribution to the charitable support fund or a donation to help fund a capital campaign, please contact Ryan Engle, director of development and strategic engagement for MVH at engler3@michigan.gov.