Our committee's goal is to help local veterans and their families with financial or service needs unexpected expenses arise. We can often provide assistance which government veteran support agencies cannot. We want local veterans to feel comfortable in requesting help from us when they are in need.
The purpose of the Veteran’s relief fund is to help Veterans and their families in immediate need of monetary donations for unforeseen expenses or emergencies. Veterans helped are local and referred to us by members of the community or by reaching out to us directly.
Relief is provided by directly making a payment to the business or service a Veteran may be in debt to or by providing the necessary items the Veteran and their family need. The assistance we provide is paired with other resources and mentorship to get them back on track and all recipients are vetted to ensure the authenticity and validity of the situation.
Your donation can make a big difference in the life of a Veteran and their family, every penny donated or raised goes directly to helping a Veteran in need and donations are tax deductible. We are an all volunteer non-profit organization, our members volunteer their time to help Veterans and their families. Be the helping hand and donate today! Click the Donate Button below to go to the Donations Page and then designate your donation as going to the Veterans Relief Fund. Help a needy vet!!
How to Apply for Assistance
1. Be a Colorado resident
2. Attach your DD214 or other supporting documentation with "other than dishonorable discharge"
3. Attached estimate/receipt for service or items--we pay individual businesses; we don't give cash
*Applications are available at firstname.lastname@example.org, the VFW Post 4031, Durango Elks Lodge,& American Legion Post 28
Examples of Our Assistance:
annual transit pass -- $30 for veterans
vehicle repair (Durango Automotive Repair)--tires, brakes, etc.
utilities (LPEA, propane, etc.)
rent, security deposit, motel stays
work shoes, clothing, winter boots, coat
eye exam, prescription glasses, doctor or dentist copay
education costs (scholarships, training, certification, testing)
plumbing or home repair
We furnish the VOA Back Home Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program with fuel and grocery cards that they distribute at their discretion.
Click here access the Veterans Relief Application
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.