Governor plugs vet services
Gov. Peter Shumlin urged Vermonters to support veteran services during a Monday morning visit to the Dodge House.
In 2010, the state established the Vermont Veterans Fund, which offers veterans peer counseling, emergency rent and utility assistance and — in the case of the Dodge House —a shelter when they are homeless.
“We have a lifelong obligation to support people who put their lives on the line for their country,” Shumlin said, as he highlighted a simple way for Vermonters to show their support.
The Vermont State tax return has a voluntary check-off box for taxpayers to donate a dollar to the Veterans Fund, as well as the Fish & Wildlife Department’s Nongame Wildlife Fund and the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation.
“So, if you get a chance, check off the box,” Shumlin said. “It really helps the homeless vets get back on track.”