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Marine veteran awarded funds for new home

July 9, 2018

Sussex County Marine veteran Donyale Martin was awarded $1,000 from the Sussex County Vietnam Veteran’s of America June 28.

Martin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2007 after graduating from Cape Henlopen High School before an honorable discharge in 2011. Martin’s military homecoming left her and her son in financial strains after multiple extended deployments. Martin currently attends Delaware Technical Community College while balancing work, motherhood, and volunteering her time in the Sussex County Veterans Treatment Court.

The Veteran Home Building Program worked with the Diamond State Community Land Trust to help restore and build a future for Martin and her son. With charitable donations from the Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1105, Greenwood VFW Post 07478, and Ocean View VFW  Post 7234, Martin and her son are $3,000 closer to moving into their new home in Ellendale. 

For information about the Diamond State Community Land Trust, visit https://www.diamondstateclt.org/, and information about the Sussex County Vietnam Veteran’s of America, visit https://www.delawarevva.com/.