Flood, storm relief for vets
As a result of severe spring flooding in parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is offering flood and severe storm relief assistance through the month of July to veterans and their families in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin and Yellow Medicine.
A single veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran is eligible for reimbursement assistance funds of up to $300. If the veteran is married or has at least one dependent child, or if the surviving spouse has at least one dependent child, theywill be eligible for up to $600.
Applications for this program must be made through local county veterans service officers. For CVSO contact information, visit www.minnesotaveteran.org.