Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program Serving 3,000
Project funded by Lottery dollars.
Proceeds from the Kansas Lottery support activities of
the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs, including the "Veterans
Enhanced Service Delivery Program." The Lottery provides direct
funding to this program and others through the sales of our special
$1 and $2 veterans benefit instant scratch games.
YouTube video on Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program
Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Contact:Sally Lunsford, 785-296-5708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All of us at the Kansas Lottery are
proud to be Kansans, and nothing makes us prouder than our special
Veterans Benefit tickets. That's because revenue from these games
supports some terrific programs. Case in point - the Veterans
Enhanced Service Delivery Program. In the past few years, two
vans have traveled all over Kansas, serving veterans and their
families right where they live. Each van is staffed with two
Veterans Service Representatives who make it easy for Kansas
veterans and eligible family members to apply for veterans
Donald Fortin is a Vietnam Vet. He stopped by the van when
it visited the American Legion in Topeka. As did Oscar Albrecht,
who served our country in World War II. Between the two vans
that make up the Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program, they
visit all 105 Kansas counties and serve about three thousand
veterans a year.
"First they have questions. Once we get those questions
answered, we get right into business," said Ryon Knop, Veterans
Some of the most common types of business veterans want
assistance with are medical benefits, pensions, the GI bill, and
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs had envisioned mobile
service like this for many years, but it wasn't until the Lottery
began selling veterans games that the vision became a reality.
"This is a great program," said Wayne Bollig, Director of
Veteran Services, Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs. "Without
it, we couldn't run the vans. It pays for our service
representatives, their salaries are 100% paid for by the
Veterans tickets are like other scratch games as far as play
action and prizes. The only difference is the proceeds from these
$1 and $2 games go directly to programs that benefit veterans.
Which is why Miki Brown, a lottery player from Topeka, likes
to play them.
"I really like that when I buy these tickets, it helps
veterans," said Brown. "Sometimes I win, too, so it's a real
The Kansas Lottery says "thank you" to
our players who buy veterans tickets, and to our Kansas veterans
for their service to this country.
If you have questions or need additional information about the
Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program, please contact Eric
Rohleder, Program Supervisor. Office: (785) 625-8532, Cell: (785)
220-5183, Email: Westksvsp@media-net.net.
In addition to supporting the Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery
Program, proceeds from the Kansas Lottery's Veterans games also pay
for Kansas National Guard Education Assistance Act scholarships and
the Kansas Veterans Homes and Cemetery System.