• Aug 2, 2021
  • 5:06 PM

Donation Provides Gardening Opportunities for Residents of the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home


(Sparks, Nv.) – On May 21, 2021 the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter #989the Carson City and Summit Ridge Home Depot, Nevada Woodchucks, Rotary Club of Sparks Centennial SunriseThe Katie Grace Foundation, Farmily, RayCo Drywall, Rail City Garden Center dedicated six gardening planter boxes to the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home (NNSVH). 

The boxes will provide residents with the opportunity to get outside and enjoy gardening activities. This dedication had been in the works over the past year and was finally made possible as Nevada began reopening when COVID-19 restrictions began to ease. 

“I would like to thank all the donors who thoughtfully coordinated, created and constructed the planter boxes,” said Marvin Kennedy, NNSVH Resident Council President. “The residents are excited to plant vegetables this spring that we can eat during the summer and fall.” 

“Our chapter is pleased to be able to dedicate these donated planter boxes,” said VVA Chapter #989 Chapter President J.R. Stafford, “We have a long-standing connection with members of these groups and therefore it was easy for us to collaborate and provide this donation.” 

In April, VVA Chapter #989 donated hand sanitizer to the NNSVH to support efforts to keep the home COVID-19 free! VVA #989 has been an active community partner throughout the course of the pandemic where members have made several donations to enhance the lives of the home’s residents as well as support their health, safety and welfare. 

The NNSVH opened in the fall of 2019, providing short-term rehabilitation, long-term. 

care and memory care.  The 102,000 square foot facility has 96 beds and many amenities. NNSVH is overseen by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) and operated by Avalon Health Care Management. 

NDVS is dedicated to helping Nevada veterans get the services, benefits and quality of life they deserve. In addition to offering benefits counseling and assistance, which includes assistance with filing VA claims at no cost. NDVS manages the Northern and Southern Nevada State Veterans Homes and two Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, also in the north and south. For more information visit www.veterans.nv.gov.