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Group hopes to buy house for student veterans

Apr. 8, 2014 - 08:48AM   |  
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HANOVER, N.H. — A nonprofit group is raising money to buy a home for veterans who attend Dartmouth College.

Project VetCare Inc. has received an anonymous pledge of $375,000 toward the home’s $475,000 purchase price and is hoping to raise the rest by May 31.

Co-founder Robert Chambers told the Valley News that the group plans to renovate the house with volunteer labor and use the rent that veteran tenants pay to support its programs, which include helping veterans navigate their health care and benefits and preventing foreclosures and evictions.

There are 18 veterans studying as undergraduates at Dartmouth, including Chris Allen, president of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association. The 25-year-old junior says while he has enjoyed living in a dorm, others want the option to live with other veterans.

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