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Montgomery County Donating Coats To Vets In Need

Montgomery County

With winter settling in across the Miami Valley, the Montgomery County Veterans Services Commission is providing winter coats to local veterans in need. The coats will be distributed on January 15, in Dayton.

Kim Frisco is executive director for the commission.

“We're looking to focus on those veterans that are absolutely in need," she says. "Our veteran has to have an honorable or under honorable conditions discharge paperwork, which is a DD214. They must be a Montgomery County resident, since these are taxpayers dollars and they have to be at or below two hundred and fifty percent of the federal poverty level."

This is the first time for the program, and Frisco says it began as a way to help veterans through the pandemic.

And she says the Montgomery County Veterans Services Commission has other programs in place to help with financial aid, food assistance, and other services.

Information from Montgomery County Veterans Services Commission"

WHO: Montgomery County Military Veterans

WHAT: Free winter coat

WHERE: 627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd, 4 th floor, East Medical Plaza, Dayton, OH 45417

WHEN: Jan. 15, 2021, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Be a Montgomery County resident

Received an honorable or under honorable conditions discharge

Be at 250% or below of the Federal Poverty Level based on family size (see below):

Household Members / Annual Income:

1 / $31,900

2 / $43,100

3 / $54,300

4 / $65,500

5 / $76,700

6 / $87,900

7 / $99,100

8 / $110,300

Veterans should bring:

Valid Ohio photo identification

Proof of Montgomery County residency (such as utility bill)

Proof of veteran status (DD-214)

Proof of household income (VA award letter, two recent paystubs/unemployment bank


Marriage certificate (if applicable)

Birth certificate(s) of minors (if applicable)