- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - An old building in Cranston used by a Veterans of Foreign Wars post is getting financial help from two Rhode Island lawmakers to help pay for a new roof.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1DIzWLj ) Sen. Frank Lombardi, whose district is in Cranston, and Rep. Stephen Ucci have awarded $10,000 in legislative grants to help with the project’s costs.

Each lawmaker obtained $5,000 and presented the checks on Friday.

The VFW had asked the General Assembly for financial aid. Ronald DiMaio, commander of the Kelley-Gazzerro Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2812, says leaks in the roof forced them to begin the $23,000 project this month.

Trustee Raymond Denisewich says that the new covering is the first redo of the post home’s roof in more than 30 years.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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