Oregon’s Veteran Service Offices
Yamhill County’s VSO
Meet some Oregon vets and learn how their local Yamhill County VSO helps connect them to their earned benefits.
A common challenge for veterans is connecting to the benefits available to them after completing their military service. Assistance is available for pensions, housing, education, medical care and more; unfortunately, only about 30% of veterans take advantage of their earned benefits. This is where Veteran Services Offices (VSOs) come in. These county-based offices help veterans navigate the sometimes complex process of obtaining the benefits they earned by serving their country. In 2019, the Yamhill County VSO received $130,135 in Oregon Lottery funds to help carry out this important mission.
Oregon is unique in its support of veteran services. In 2016, voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery proceeds to support services for those who stood to protect us, our military veterans. Providing these funds to help operate and staff VSOs is just one way Oregonians thank our veterans for their service.
April Anderson’s Been There
April Anderson, a former US Army Combat Medic now residing in Yamhill County, believes in the value of connecting veterans with benefits and support services. According to April, “It’s really important that veterans know that there is help, and that they know that these programs can help better your life.”
April herself has utilized her local Veterans Resource Center. It’s made a difference for her and has helped her transition to a fulfilling civilian life in Yamhill County. Take a look!
LOTTERY DOLLARS DOING GOOD THINGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Education gets a Boost in the St Paul School District
In 2019 over $83,000 in Lottery funds helped the St. Paul School District with needed school projects, infrastructure and supplies.
Brookings Veterans Services Increased with Additional Oregon Lottery Revenue
The Curry County Veterans Services Office received over $88,000 in Lottery funding to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
Increased Services for Deschutes County Veterans
In 2019 the Deschutes County Veterans Services Office received over $164,000 in Lottery funding to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
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