Post 4266 Meeting
We meet in the lower level of the Pinery Fire
Station at the intersection of Hillcrest Way and North Pinery
The address is 8170 N Hillcrest Way, Parker, CO
Veterans Day Weekend Buddy Poppy drive
VFW Post 4266 Joins the Fight to Find
Housing for Homeless Veterans in Colorado
VFW Post 4266 members from left to right Peter Solano, Evan Totten,
Gerard Brushaber, Michael Tarby, Fred Faery present $5,000 to Petra Ulrych,
for Native American and Veteran Services at Colorado Coalition for the
Parker, CO - 31 Oct 2015 - Today, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
4266 in Parker announced its support of Colorado Coalition for
the Homeless (CCH) to find housing for homeless veterans in
Colorado. The members of Post 4266 officially launched their
support on October 29th at CCH facilities at 25 East 16th
Street in Denver with a $5000 cash donation. The donation and
visit are part of a 3-point plan devised by Post 4266 that
includes fundraising, 'boots on the ground' mentoring and
a life-skills training program for veterans in CCH facilities.
According to the 2014 Homeless Assessment Report to
Congress there are an estimated 753 homeless veterans in
Post 4266 members Fred Faery, Gerard Brushaber, Mike Tarby, Floyd
Merenkov, Pete Solano and Post Commander Evan Totten visited with
CCH Veteran Program manager Petra Ulrych and 10 of the 39 veterans
currently housed in Renaissance at CCH's Civic Center Facility. Post
members and CCH veterans identified different needs both of the
veterans and the CCH facilities. Post Quartermaster and Viet Nam
Army veteran, Gerard Brushaber stated, "Some of the issues are
simply a matter of access to information and knowledge of how to
navigate different bureaucracies that support veterans. Post
4266, along with all Colorado VFW Posts, can help CCH veterans with
While a financial donation and help navigating bureaucracies like
the Veterans Administration are important and welcome, 4266 members
and CCH veterans agreed that developing one on one relationships,
with direct contact and dialogue were essential. One CCH veteran
said, "Just a fellow Vet to talk to, or someone to help us network
to find longer term housing or a job, would be great."
There are an additional 12 veterans housed in another CCH facility
called Victory House. CCH also manages a transition-in-place
program that gets veterans into area housing at market rates with
the goal of the veteran eventually taking over the lease.
Pete Solano, Post 4266 adjutant and Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine
veteran, "For a small post like ours, it was a matter of homing in
on a specific, veteran-related need, leveraging our
members' experience and passion for helping veterans, then charging
forward to help. With support from us, and hopefully other VFWs
around the state, we hope to get to the issue of homeless veterans
to 'functional zero' in Colorado." Functional zero is defined as
having a system and capabilities in place to house a veteran within
24 hours of a request for service. New Orleans was the first city in
the U.S. to declare functional zero for homeless veterans and
several other cities and states hope to achieve that goal in the
Petra Ulrych, Program Manager for Veteran Services at Colorado
Coalition of the Homeless was grateful for the donation. "It's a
great way to give back both financially and also with the time and
talents of VFW members. I'm sure our residents will really enjoy
working along side other veterans on their path back to self
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VFW Year in Review
Here's a look at all of
the ways the VFW has been working to improve the lives of
veterans, service members and their families over the past year.
Summary of VA Benefits
A Summary of VA Benefits
for National Guard and Reserve Personnel
Stay in the Know
Stay informed and find out how you can take action to help us
protect veterans’ rights in D.C.
No other veterans’ organization has the clout and presence with our
nation’s leaders. We need you to stand with us.
OnLine copies of the
VFW’s new website is live! See the bold, new look
and great features that have everyone talking.
POW/MIA Remembrance Day
Cabela's, Lone Tree, CO 18 Sept 2015
Floyd & Rod with the
Jeep display at
Early Setup Inside
Remembering Former Commander
presenting the plaque remembering former Commander
Anthony Mora to his stepdaughter, Marcy Fleet
Memorial Day Buddy Poppy
Memorial Day Buddy Poppy
Certificate Presentation to
Castle Pines King Soopers Manager Dirk Steinsiek by Floyd
2015 Year in Review
2015 was a busy
year for the VFW. Watch to see all of the exciting ways the VFW
has been working for veterans, service members and their families
over the past year!
National Legislative Service
location of our Washington, D.C. office allows us to monitor all legislation
affecting veterans, alert VFW membership to key legislation under consideration
and to actively lobby Congress and the administration on veterans' issues.
Everything we do on Capitol Hill is with the VFW’s priority goals and veterans'
well-being in mind. With the strength of the nearly 1.9 million members of the
VFW and its Auxiliaries, our voice on “the Hill” cannot be ignored!
The Colorado Veteran Newspaper
Colorado Veteran Newspaper Online
Read the latest
Colorado Veteran newspaper online
as well as
VFW Benefits Briefing
from State Commander Ron Davies
PowerPoint Presentation (pdf version)
VFW Member Benefit Programs
Member Benefit Programs (pdf)
Wants New Colorado Hospital Built
Project focus must be on completion to
better serve Denver veterans
Hurry Up and Wait:
The VFW Reports on the State of VA Health Care
When the VA scandal erupted, the VFW called on veterans to share their health
care experiences through the VFW national helpline. More than 1,600 veterans
shared their thoughts and grievances, allowing the VFW to identify trends and
recommend ways to reform VA health care.
VA Enrollment for Veterans
VA Form 10-10EZ - Application for
Medical Benefits (Enroll). The primary purpose of this form
is to request enrollment in the VA Health Care System (Apply
for Medical Benefits). Typically, veterans who have NOT
previously enrolled or applied for VA health care benefits
should use this form.
Veteran Service Officers
Douglas County Veteran Service Officer
El Paso County
Veteran Service Officer
List of Veteran's
a list of web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits
and how to file/ask for them.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God"
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