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BEND, OR — County Commissioners discussed the Veterans Village concept at their Monday meeting. The President of Bend Heroes Foundation, Erik Tobiason told the board they hope to get Veterans Village open in Phase One towards the end of fall. Tobiason says the goal is all units with sheetrock, insulation, heaters, a toilet, and shower. He says if the county helps with the construction the donation would be 250-thousand dollars, maximum. Tobiason says that’s because Bend Heroes Foundation believes 50-per cent of the services to build will be covered by in-kind donations. Commissioners like the idea and will continue to explore ways to help Veterans Village move forward.