The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1 Relief Fund is established to provide financial assistance to Eligible Veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have insufficient financial resources to meet an emergency need for food, shelter, transportation, utilities, and/or health care.
Any Colorado resident who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces is eligible to apply for financial assistance from the VFW Post 1 Relief Fund. The applicant need not be a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or any other Veterans Service Organization.
Proof of eligibility is required. This proof shall be in the form of a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214), or other appropriate Military Discharge Documentation. You can obtain assistance in getting your DD-214 by contacting the VFW State Service Office at the VA Regional Office, 155 Van Gordon St. Room 203, Lakewood, CO 80228. Phone: 303-914-5595. You can also contact the U.S. National Archives, Veterans' Service Records, online at https://www.archives.gov/veterans.
Grants will be made to an eligible applicant for the purpose of meeting essential, emergency requirements for shelter (including rental assistance), utilities, health care, and transportation (“Needs”). Grants will not be made for items that are discretionary in nature ("Wants"). VFW Post 1 holds ultimate discretion of determination between Needs and Wants with information provided by the applicant.
If you prefer an alternative Application form please call us at 720-515-8391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the jotform link. Please note that Applications sent by mail or email, rather than this jotform Application, may incur a delay in review.
Grants will usually not be approved for the same veteran more than once in a lifetime. (A waiver may be considered in the case of a severe emergency).
Grants will not be approved to help an eligible person on a continuing basis.
The Fund is unable to assume the total responsibility for a veteran's major medical bills or funeral expenses or monthly needs.
The burden of proof of eligibility of the applicant for assistance from the Fund shall rest upon the applicant.
by signing below you affirm all statements to be true to your best ability and application is with-in the guidelines stated above.
*****CURRENTLY WE DO NOT ACCEPT GRANT Requests OVER $500 ASKS*********
Our fund has been depleted from the Covid pandemic, as we try to stretch every dollar VFW Post 1 Relief Fund has Helped 156 Veterans since 2020, 100 in 2022 alone. So Don't let this discourage you, we work with a network of other VFW Posts and can Help in most smaller asks, however larger asks will take time and please be as detailed as possible in the form below.
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