Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Website

Information can be obtained in regard to Federal Veterans Benefits by going to www.va.gov and following the links that are provided.

There are many health related problems that have been linked to Agent Orange/Herbicide exposure. If you are a veteran or a dependent of a veteran who was exposed, visit the VA website listed above or contact the Winona County Veterans Service Office for more information.


 

Donate Your Vehicle and Give Back to Disabled Veterans

Of the 19.6 million veterans in the U.S., many require support that comes from your vehicle donation. To donate your vehicle call 1-855-811-4838 or click on the Link below
www.vehiclesforveterans.org 


 

The Winona County Veteran Transport Program has been in service for as long as I can remember.
Our Veterans who can no longer drive or have a procedure that prevents them from driving to and from the VA Medical Hospitals in Minneapolis, MN and Tomah, WI, have relied on this program. This program could only survive thanks to generous donations over the years.
 
Winona County provides funding for the purchase and maintenance of the Veterans Transport Van. Donations raised during the year are used to pay the drivers a stipend. Our drivers spend most of their day at the VA Hospital especially when the van is full, and there are early morning and late afternoon appointments. In the past years the lowest amount paid out in a 12 month period to drivers was $6,400.00 and a high year was $8,500.00.
 
The following Winona County Area charitable gambling organizations have made significant contributions over the years.
 
VFW Post 1287                                                    
Goodview Activity Group                                   
Eagles (FOE # 1243)                                            
ST. Charles Volunteer Fire Department 
Altura Fire Department                                     
American Legion Auxiliary                               
Rollingstone Fire Fighters                                
Elks   
Stockton
Veterans For Veterans
Purple Heart 555
American Legion Post 9 SAL
                                                                                                                                            

On behalf of the Winona County Veterans who depend on this program, I appreciate their charitable gambling organization who support this worthy program.  Their generosity is greatly appreciated and will allow the program to continue.
 
Donations are welcome from anyone or any organization. Make checks payable to Winona County Veterans Transport Program. Mail or drop off at Winona County Office Building 202 West 3rd Street Winona, MN 55987. (507) 457-6455
 
We are always looking for volunteer drivers. Must have a good driving record, pass a physical, and a test administered by the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
 
 
Jerry Obieglo
Winona County Veteran Service Officer