Published on April 28th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Congressman Clyburn Announces E. Roy Stone Veterans Pavilion to receive a Veterans Affairs Construction Grant
(Columbia, SC) – House Assistant Democratic Leader and South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today that the E. Roy Stone Veterans Pavilion, a nursing home for South Carolina veterans on Harden Street in Columbia, S.C., has received a grant of more than $2 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Pavilion will receive $2,308,407.40 in federal assistance toward the cost to upgrade the nurse call, fire alarm, and lighting systems; conduct asbestos abatement; renovate the handrails, wall protection, and flooring; and replace the HVAC controls system, windows, and roof.
“We have a growing number of military veterans in the Sixth Congressional District, and many of them are in need of nursing home care,” Congressman Clyburn said. “As one of three veterans nursing homes in South Carolina, the E. Roy Stone Pavilion will now be updated and better equipped to assist our aging veteran population.”
Admission to one of the three facilities in South Carolina is limited to veterans who have been separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under general or honorable conditions. Individuals must also qualify as South Carolina residents who are in need of skilled and intermediate nursing home care. Congressman Clyburn works continuously in Congress to support funding these essential veterans’ services.