Some of the money might be used for recreation. The staff often takes residents of the home on road trips to events like professional baseball games or NASCAR races.
"We couldn't do these things without donations," Brown said. "And we're humbled that employees would take something the company gives them and give it to us."
But Brown said there are no specific plans yet. The staff also could use the money to purchase Christmas gifts for the residents.
Donations are a way to show veterans that someone cares about their well-being, Brown said. Those wishing to donate may do so by calling the home at 304-736-1027.
Checks can be mailed to the West Virginia Veterans Home at 512 Water St., Barboursville, WV 25504. They should be made payable to the West Virginia Veterans Home.
Donors can designate where they want the money to go by sending a note or writing the purpose for the donation in the memo line of the check, Brown said.
The home typically has about 100 residents, she said. Most served in Vietnam. There are a few Korean War veterans and some from recent conflicts, like the Gulf War, Brown said.
The residents are provided with educational opportunities and counseling.
Many have no other place to go and often lack family support, she said. Most are struggling with substance abuse or suffer from mental health issues, she said.
The facility works closely with state Department of Veterans Assistance to identify veterans in need. Staff members also take calls from individuals who know of veterans in need of a place to stay, she said.
Anyone wishing to inquire about the services offered at the facility can call the home at 304-736-1027, Brown said.
"We'll assist them and let them know about everything they need to do to get their application processed," Brown said.