06.14.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4 MILLION FOR EQUIPMENT UPGRADES AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITYS LONG ISLAND STATE VETERANS HOME

Funds Will Be Used To Upgrade Boilers, Hot Water, and HVAC Systems at One of Nations Leading Veterans Home FacilitiesLong Island State Veterans Home Provides Unparalleled Care and Support for Over 250,000 VeteransSchumer: With This Funding, the Long Island State Veterans Home Can Continue to Offer Vital Services to Our Nations Heroes

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a grant of $1,415,056.50 to the State of New York, which will be allocated to the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. The funds will go toward vital upgrades to the facility's infrastructure, including boilers, hot water, and HVAC systems. Schumer said that this funding would go a long way towards making sure that the Long Island State Veterans Home has the facilities it needs to serve our nation's heroes. 
 
"Long Island veterans risked their lives for this country, and they deserve the best possible care and support. By funding vital improvements to the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, we can continue to ensure that our heroes get the care they need," said Schumer.
 
The Long Island State Veterans Home opened its doors to its first residents on October 25th, 1991, after more than twelve years of intensive planning and building. Located on the campus of Stony Brook University, the Veterans Home is a 350bed skilled nursing facility that provides roundtheclock nursing and subacute care, and Adult Day Health Care to veterans of the United States armed forces. 



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