Veterans for Veterans group has information, support for local vets

By Mike Hayward
Special to The SUN

The Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County meet weekly at the Quality Resort on the west end of town every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

There are a lot of things going on that affect veterans here in Archuleta County and if you have not attended any of these meetings, you may be unaware, so the Veterans for Veterans will be at The Buck Stop Here’s parking lot Friday and Saturday, 10a.m.-2p.m., with literature, pamphlets and other materials that veterans will find of interest. We will have representatives from Veteran for Veterans there to help assist and/or answer your questions, plus inform you on the current projects we are working on to provide even more services for our local veterans. We will also have the popular Veterans for Veterans T-shirts and hats for sale.

Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County is a local non-profit 501(C)(3) organization developed to meet the needs of local veterans including financial assistance, help during a move, transportation to a medical appointment, help in filing VA claims or dealing with the VA, providing firewood or water, help paying rent and utilities, finding housing/assistance for homeless veterans, computer/technical assistance, help during emotional distress, visiting shut-in veterans and those in the nursing home, plus much more.

With winter coming very soon, demand for help will increase significantly, thus putting a strain on our available funds. If you would like to make a donation to help our local veterans, please stop by The Buck Stops Here Friday and/or Saturday, or send us a check made out to Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County and mail to: Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County, P.O. Box 5331, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

It is only through the generosity of our compassionate donors that the Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County can offer its support to Archuleta County veterans and their families in times of great stress.

This story was posted on October 24, 2013.