- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A veterans outreach center in Bennington is adding a wood-pellet-fueled heating system thanks to a $10,000 gift from a former resident of the Vermont Veterans Home.

The heating system, which will provide cheaper heat from a renewable source, is expected to be running by the end of the month.

John Miner, founder of the veterans outreach and family resource center, told the Rutland Herald (http://bit.ly/1v8KLlh ) that when the center started using the poorly insulated building five years ago, it was heated by oil, which officials could not afford.

Two pellet stoves have been installed in the main room of the house, with the gift from 66-year-old Captain Alan W. Gibney, who died in August. Gibney also left the Vermont Veterans Home $100,000, which will go toward building a pavilion.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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