A dedication ceremony was held in November 2016.
Warm blankets and towels provide comfort in the hearts of residents at Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff, Neb., thanks to a new blanket warming cabinet made possible with a Veterans Project Fund grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and donations from the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska.
Thirty percent of the 85-90 residents in the veterans home receive skilled nursing care and spend their days primarily in a bedridden state. For safety reasons, electric blankets are not permitted. The use of a blanket warmer offers warmth and comfort for these residents and provides a safe way to keep a supply of heated blankets and towels available.
“Having personally experienced the comfort of a warmed blanket while in the hospital, I am positive that our veterans will receive enjoyment and comfort. When I visited our veterans homes, I often heard requests for more blankets because veterans are cold,” said Barbara Washburn, National Executive Committee, Department of Nebraska. “The warm blankets provide this comfort without the additional weight of more blankets.”