The San Juan County Veterans Advisory Board announces the availability of the county Veterans Assistance Fund.
With an estimated 2,500 veterans in San Juan County, the County Council determined a need for an organized program to assist veterans and their dependents in time of need.
“Our (fund) has approximately $40,000 available each year to help our veterans when they’re experiencing difficulties,” Board Chairman Alan Lichter said.
“The Assistance Fund is … intended to help with emergencies, such as rent, groceries, burial expense, car repair, transportation, and medically-related issues not covered by the VA.”
Applications for assistance are available at all San Juan County senior centers, American Legion posts, County Council offices and libraries.