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July 17, 2013

VA awards $1.4M grant to Goodwill

OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding a $1.4 million grant to Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma.

The grant announced Tuesday is to be used to provide support services to very low-income military veteran families living in or transitioning into permanent housing.

Goodwill plans to work with The City Rescue Mission, The Homeless Alliance, Upward Transitions, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Heartline and Volunteers of America to provide the services. The services are to include housing counseling, vocational training and employment services, personal financial planning, transportation, income support and legal services.

Goodwill expects to provide services to nearly 500 low-income families.

— AP

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