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$100K Grant Provides “Hope4 Hays County Veterans”

The Hays County Veterans Service Office has created the “Hope4 Hays County Veterans” program for U.S. military veterans and surviving spouses.

Hays County Veteran Service Officer Jude Prather said the program is designed to help with past due rent, mortgage, utilities or car payments, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance.

“It’s important we help our former military brothers and sisters,” Prather said. “This program will be a bridge to help our veterans and their families. When we served, we watched each other’s backs. During these difficult times, the Hope4 program will continue that legacy.”

Retired Air Force 1st Sergeant Wesley Matthews, M.S.W from the Hays County Veteran Service Office will manage this assistance program while also connecting veterans to other services available for them and their families. [UPDATE: The Hope4 Hays County Veterans Program is now managed by Cheryl Robinson.]

“Our goal is to offer hope to Hays County Veterans while supplying them with solutions, a workable budget, and plan moving forward,” Matthews said.

For information or to request assistance, please email

Learn more about the program on the Hays County website.

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About Hope4 Hays County Veterans: This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit

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