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For Immediate Release                    
August 25, 2011

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or or Pat Hopp, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home, (402) 591-4862

“Happiness is Giving Back”
ENVH Veterans Make A Donation

Lincoln—Members of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home (ENVH) made a donation in August to the American Red Cross for disaster relief for individuals in Joplin, Missouri. Joplin was the scene of a tornado this summer that killed 159 people.

“ENVH members have been collecting money in a box in their canteen for the past few months,” said Jeff Smith, administrator of ENVH.

“They wanted to help Joplin residents, who lost a great deal due to the tornado. This was an opportunity for the members of ENVH to proudly give back to their community,” Smith said. “They feel that ‘happiness is giving back.’”