Roosevelt High School To Become Veteran Center

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The former Roosevelt High School has been sold to the Casper Housing Authority.

News 13s Justin Roth tells us the big plans in store for the grounds.

Roosevelt High School closed after the last school year. That's when the Casper's Housing Authority officials decided to transform the school into a one stop shop for veterans.

Kim Summerall-Wright is the Executive Director of the Casper Housing Authority she says, "Housing for homeless veterans and then all the services that surround veterans."

It's expected to cost less than two million dollars and the organization is ready to get started.

"We love the location and that its out of the way and it can be part of the community revitalization of north Casper" Wright adds.

Roosevelt High School has been closed for some time now and it's finally got a new owner and they've got some awesome plans in store for veterans.

Some of those plans include a common area gathering for veteran organizations. Wright says, "The exciting things were doing is looking at a meeting room for any agency if their doing a fun run or a poker run or a toy run then they can come there and have the organizational meetings at no charge. That they can do some things on the property to actually bring those services to the people."

She explains efforts are being made to assist the veterans to reintegrate back into the community.

"We have taken over the old Habitat Restore we'll be reopening the store under a new name which is Refabb 4 Less. We want to use that project not only to benefit the community and to help rehab homes but also to have a place where veterans can go and work and actually get paid and they can make their rent and start to regain their dignity."

The new Refabb 4 Less store is scheduled to open March first of this year.

The Casper Housing Authority is looking for people to be a part of this project and is asking anyone who works with veterans to contact them. The number is 307-266-1388.



 
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