Governor Congratulates Volunteers of America on Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center
In August, Volunteers of America Colorado dedicated a building that was twenty years in the making: The Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center. Governor John Hickenlooper joined Volunteers of America, dozens of volunteers, donors, and Veterans for a celebration and dedication of the new center. Hickenlooper complemented Volunteers of America Colorado’s work to end Veteran homelessness, one of the services that Veterans can access at the center, and declared August 2015 Veteran Housing Month.
The Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center is named for the late Bill Daniels, a cable communications pioneer and entrepreneur whose military service helped form his values and outlook on life. The Daniels Fund provided a matching grant totaling $1,000,000 in honor of Mr. Daniels.
The new facility operates as a central location for Veterans and their families to access a variety of Veteran-serving organizations and their resources, including Volunteers of America’s Back Home and Female Veteran programs. The beautiful new center is a place that honors those who have served our country and ties together a wealth of resources to better service Veterans.
When Volunteers of America Colorado received the property twenty years ago in a trust from Harvey M. Olmstead, it was not yet clear the ways in which this property would serve the community. Twenty years later, with the opening of the Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center, Volunteers of America Colorado is expanding its services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable by connecting Veterans with the resources they need to not only survive but also thrive and grow.
To make a gift to finish the campaign to renovate the center that will help match the Daniels Fund Challenge grant, go to www.voacolorado.org/VeteranServicesCenter.