WAVP Veterans Center Receives Boost from Vision Iowa

Vision Iowa approved a Community Attraction and Tourism grant in the amount of $675,000 toward the completion of the WAVP Veterans Center. Thank you, Vision Iowa board! The news was published in the Waverly Democrat Thursday, September 11.

Now comes the challenge to reach the fundraising goal so construction can begin next Spring. The question is no longer if we can begin construction, but when we can begin. Meanwhile fundraising continues to meet a goal completion date to receive the funding. Anyone interested in donating should contact Hank Bagelmann at 319-352-1198 or use the DONATE tab on this website.

We need to especially thank Carol Jahnke for her many hours and hard work in pursuing and acquiring this grant. Without that we probably would not have gotten it. She also did a lot to help the rest of us through the application process. Thank you, Carol!

In Closing...

The WAVP Veterans Center honors the Veterans of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It recognizes and celebrates the sacrifice of those who served in past conflicts, those who serve today, and those whose service awaits them. These men and women and their families are ever mindful of the reality that freedom is not free. It is in this spirit that we build this very special home "Where Patriots Gather"