MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
(14 December, 2012)
Vineland Veterans Memorial Home Residents To Get Holiday Dreams Fulfilled
WHO/WHAT: The fulfilling of dreams for veterans continues with the granting of nearly 300 dreams. Every resident will get a holiday dream fulfilled with the help of the Vineland community and Boscov’s.
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Home, 524 North West Blvd., Vineland 08360
Background: The New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland received a grant from the “Second Wind Dreams” organization. The Second Wind Dreams group has been helping to make nursing home resident wishes/dreams become a reality since 1997. The Vineland Veterans Home was granted a lifetime scholarship to Second Wind Dreams through the generosity of the Harrah’s Foundation.
The highlight of this month’s dream celebration will be to grant a small wish for all of our residents. The staff interviewed each resident asking if they could receive one gift for the Holiday, what they would like to have? The list is vast, varying from a sweatshirt with their favorite NFL team, to a snow globe that the resident remembered from when they were a child. Through the assistance of Boscov’s Department Store and the Vineland community, each item that the veterans requested has been obtain.