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Disabled Veterans Foundation Opens New Facility In Bedford

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An Indiana-based nonprofit group that grants special requests for disabled veterans is expanding its services to Bedford.

President David Hall founded the Disabled Veterans Wish Foundation in 2010 and plans to open the new facility Saturday.

The foundation is similar to the Make a Wish Foundation, but for veterans.

It grants one request to any veteran who is 100 percent disabled or terminally ill. Hall says the Wish Foundation is unlike other veterans groups that assist with needs.

“These people are living on a fixed income and cannot afford a trip to a baseball game, or a fishing boat, or a golf cart or trip to Oklahoma," Hall says. "That's a wish, that's a want.”

More than 4,000 veterans currently reside in Lawrence County out of the 455,000 that live in Indiana, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis will cut the ribbon at the foundation’s new building Saturday at 1 p.m. State Representative Karlee Macer will also attend the grand opening that will take place at 1515 G. Street in Bedford.

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