Veterans Service Donation


At its meeting Tuesday evening the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors cast votes on a couple of items related to the county's Veterans Service Commission. Prior to any votes being taken, county Veterans Service Officer Yvonne Duesterhoeft accepted a donation on behalf of the Veterans Servie Commission from the Naylor Foundation. Pictured above Joseph Naylor and his daughter, Morgan, present a $4,000 check to Duesterhoeft. Naylor is a veteran and a member of the commission, which is why the Naylor Foundation decided to make veteran services one of the beneficiaries. Also Tuesday, the county board established the Jefferson County Veterans Foundation, Inc. for the purpose of assisting Jefferson County veterans and their famlies in matters such as administering veterans' personal guarantee loan program to provide financial assistance. The intention is the foundation will serve as a direct support organization for the county's Veterans Service Office. In addition, the board supported creating a Veterans Service Commission Revolving Loan Guarantee Program. In addition to making loans, this program will incorporate a multi-pronged approach to promote self-sufficiency by empowering veterans to take control of their financial lives through a mentoring process which seeks to determine the root cause of their financial difficult and offer resources and solutions.

Steve Sharp