The new Defenders Lodge is expected to serve up to 20,000 veterans annually who travel each year to Palo Alto for treatment. PenFed volunteered as the primary sponsor of constructing the hotel, a $17 million initiative in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2010, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, assisted with a $10 million low-interest loan to help get construction under way. The PenFed foundation is working on raising the additional private donations to help cover the cost of construction.
Alison Beckwith may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-699-0148 to schedule a conference with Christopher Flynn, President and CEO of PenFed Foundation. Mr. Flynn is available anytime.
Thanks to those that participated in AmVets' annual Crazy Water Car Cruise and Car Show. Speak to you again next week.
Jim Vines is commander of AmVets Post 133.