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Veteran's home receives $10,000 check

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Veteran's home receives $10,000 check. The U.S. Submarine Veterans gave a check for more than $10,000 to the Wagenaar-Pfister veteran's transitional home.

The home was opened to homeless veterans a few years ago. It gives them a place to stay while they get back on their feet. Recipients for the award were shocked with how much money they received.

Rodney Bluechel of Columbia Basin Veterans Inc. says after receiving the check "I'm pretty elated right now. We're building a building in the back of the house here that will be used to store various goods, clothing, appliances, etc."

The money that was raised came from a golf tournament that was held earlier this year. The submarine group is already planning on doing another fundraiser for veterans that need homes.