City News Service
A lawmaker on Tuesday urged San Diegans to use their state tax forms to support the California Veterans Homes Fund, which operates six homes for former members of the armed forces, including one in Chula Vista.
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, said money from the fund is directed to a Morale, Welfare and Recreation account that pays for services, programs and care.
"As a veteran Marine, I know first-hand the critical importance of providing needed services to those who have honorably served our country,'' Fletcher said.
Fiscal constraints on the state mean new ways are needed to pay for the programs, the assemblyman said. Neal Asper, the administrator of the Chula Vista Veterans Home, said
money supports outings, libraries and memorial services.
Taxpayers can check a box on their income tax forms to make a voluntary donation to the fund.