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Dubuque Veterans Freedom Center receives large donation

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More than $17,000 was donated to the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque Tuesday morning by the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

The money was raised during the team's Military Appreciation Night.

Jim Wagner, co-founder of the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque, said the money will be put toward day-to-day operations at the Freedom Center as well as Operation We Care, a service that provides mobile medical equipment and financial support for veterans in need.

"This is substantial," Wagner said Tuesday. "Now we don't have to worry about, at least for a bit, keeping the lights on and everything moving. I know as soon as it gets nice we will be out fundraising again. But it's kind of nice to be able to breathe for a month or so and not be worrying."

This is the third year the Dubuque Fighting Saints have donated money towards the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque.

Dubuque Fighting Saints president Dan Lehv said this is the largest amount the Saints have been able to donate to the center.

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