We are a small VFW Post #5531 in Wathena, Kansas. We are a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. Our oldest members go back to the Korean War, Vietnam War and recent War on Terrorism. We provide a location for veterans to assemble and socialize. This provides some comfort to the as veterans understand each other. The COVID-19 Pandemic has really hurt us financially as it has all other businesses.
The project is to renovate our existing building that is over 110 years old to today’s energy and efficiency standards. The building is structurally sound so the interior of the building is the only focus when we receive any grant money. Our vision is to totally remove the interior components and replace them with material meeting todays building standards. Materials will be purchased from sources after a balance between cost and worth has been determined. If needed, a line item purchase document can be requested if needed. By solving this problem, we will be able to do significantly help more support for veterans by reducing our utility costs. All documentation to include approvals/change management documents will be maintained at this location.