LOTTERY FUNDS PAY FOR NEW VETERANS MOBILE OFFICES
Project funded by Lottery dollars.
Proceeds from the Kansas Lottery support activities of
the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs, including an exciting
new outreach effort called the "Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery
Program." The Lottery provides direct funding to this and other
programs through the sales of our special veterans benefit
Date:Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Contact:Sally Lunsford, (785) 296-5708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for purchasing the Kansas Lottery's special veterans
games! Your purchases help provide valuable resources for our
Kansas military veterans. A new program currently being
"rolled out" by the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs will
reach out to veterans and their families unable to travel to the
nearest KCVA field office. This "help on wheels"
will be provided by two new Mobile Offices traveling throughout
northwestern and southwestern Kansas. The Mobile Offices will
help veterans, their dependents and survivors apply for earned
federal and state benefits, as well as offer remote access and
information on a wide range of other government services.
"The lottery dollars derived for this important
program allow the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs to stretch
our reach to Kansas veterans in all 105 counties," said Jack
Fowler, Executive Director of the Kansas Commission on Veterans
Affairs. "There's really no substitute for 'Boots on the Ground'
help. We've been trying to do this for years - to reach veterans
and their families where we haven't been able to reach them
The Mobile Offices were delivered to the Kansas Commission on
Veterans Affairs in February and four Veterans Service
Representatives were hired to staff the units. The units will
be based in Dodge City and Hays, and will provide services to
veterans in hundreds of small communities, where veterans don't
have easy access to the Veterans Administration or a veterans
service office. Each unit is marked with "Kansas Enhanced
Veterans Services," the seals of the various military branches, and
a banner which reads, "Funded by Veterans Lottery Ticket
"The Kansas Lottery is in the eighth year of providing direct
funding for veterans programs with our special veterans tickets,"
said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten. "We are
incredibly honored that lottery proceeds are helping bring vital
services to Kansas veterans and their families."
For more information on the Mobile Offices or to schedule a stop
in your town, contact Eric Rohleder, Enhanced Mobile Delivery
Program Supervisor, Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs,
785-625-8532 or e-mail him at
Through Fiscal Year 2010, the Kansas Lottery had transferred
more than $6.5 million to veterans programs through the sale of
veterans games. In addition to supporting the Veterans Enhanced
Service Delivery Program, the Kansas Lottery provides funding for
Kansas National Guard Education Assistance Act Scholarships and
Kansas Veterans Homes.