State Veterans Home on Oahu Needs Your Help for Funding.Posted on Feb 24, 2020 in Advisory Board, Legislation, Main, News, News Release, Press Releases, Veterans Homes
We are writing today to urge you to contact your State Senator and Representative as soon as possible in support of funding for the construction of the State Veterans Home on Oahu. We already have 44.7 Million in Federal funding. But the Hawaii Legislature needs to approve 26 Million in its Supplemental Budget for this project to move forward. Last year, the Legislature failed to include these funds in the State Budget. If the Legislature fails to approve the funds this year, the State will be forced to return 44.7 Million to the US Government, and the Veterans Home on Oahu will have little if any chance of being built.
We are including a Draft Letter that you may use for writing to your State Senator and Representative. Please add your name and address, and their name and mailing address. That address of the State Legislature is: 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. You may locate your Senator or Representative’s Room Number by looking on the attached 2020 Hawaii Legislative Contact List. You will also find their office phone numbers on this list.
It is essential that our Legislators understand the needs of elderly and disabled Veterans in Hawaii. To help you discuss the Veterans Home, we have included an attachment above: Talking Points New Hawaiʻi State Veterans Home – 2020JAN15 (003) This four-page document will give you all of the information that you will need to discuss this project with your State Senators, Representatives, and many others. We feel that most Hawaii residents will agree that our disabled Veterans in Hawaii deserve to have this project built. And most will be surprised that funding was denied last year. Please read these materials and become familiar with them. Then, if you agree that these Supplemental funds are needed, please act soon to contact your Legislators.
In Service To Veterans,
Ronald P. Han, Director
State of Hawaii Office of Veterans Services
459 Patterson Road
E-Wing, Room 1-A103
Honolulu, HI 96819