Fletcher, Cox urge donation to veterans on tax return

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – Taxpayers should donate to the state Veterans Home
Fund when they file their return, Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, and
county Supervisor Greg Cox said Tuesday.

The fund helps support six veterans' homes around California, including
one in Chula Vista, where the elected officials made their plea. It is one of
several charitable causes that taxpayers can support via their state income tax

“As a Marine combat veteran, I know firsthand the critical importance
of providing needed services to those who have honorably served our country,”
said Fletcher, who is running for San Diego mayor. “We are encouraging all
California taxpayers to consider donating a portion of their tax refund to the
Veterans Home Fund.”

Programs at the homes, which serve around 1,700 veterans, are covered
with proceeds from the sales of prisoner-of-war license plates, golf course
green and range ball fees, investment interest and donations.

“Our veterans were there for us when we needed them,” Cox said. “Now,
let's be there for them.”

Program funds go toward hobby and wood shop activities, outings, a
library and memorial services, said Neal Asper, administrator of the home in
Chula Vista.

Two homes are scheduled to open over the next few years.

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