As we prepare to observe the Veterans Day holiday tomorrow, it’s a time for each of us to honor and remember the service of our nation’s veterans. Here at the Iowa Lottery, this is also a time that we’re especially thankful and proud of the proceeds we’ve been able to raise to help Iowa veterans and their families. And we just upped the grand total.
Back in June, I blogged about the change taking effect in the way the lottery raises proceeds for the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund, and the positive impact that would have on the resources dedicated to that cause.
Late last month, we made the lottery’s $2.5 million transfer to the Veterans Trust Fund for the current fiscal year. And that brings the grand total that we’ve raised for the cause to nearly $20 million! Today, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Iowa Lottery games is dedicated to the Veterans Trust Fund.
If you’re looking for more information about the Trust Fund or how to apply for assistance from it, click here to visit the website of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs. Click on the “Benefits” link at the top of that page to learn more.
The lottery’s office will be closed tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day, and we’ll be back to work on Thursday.