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Robin's Home gets $23,000 state grant to improve its facilities

Veterans Affairs offices in several counties in western Pennsylvania received money through the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Wednesday, and one Butler County shelter is among the beneficiaries.

The Veterans' Trust Fund Grant awarded $150,000 to nine counties, and an additional $650,000 is going to 20 charitable or veteran service organizations throughout the state.

Butler County is not getting any funding, but Robin's Home, a women veterans shelter in Butler, is getting $23,750, which its founder and executive director, Mary Chitwood, said will be used to build a fire escape for the facility.

Chitwood said the organization has gotten funding from agencies such as the Pennsylvania Foundation and the Daughters of the American Revolution. This grant is for a specific purpose, which Chitwood said has long been on the Robin's Home to-do list.

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