The purpose of the Veteran’s Response Team (VRT) is to streamline our Veteran Service Organizations (VSO’s) response to requests made by veterans and their families. It will also help alleviate any abuse, where requests are made to each organization. The VRT is managed by American Legion Post 84. Each organization participating will route all requests through the VRT.
The Veteran’s Response Team is a joint effort between American Legion Post 84, DAV Chapter 15, VFW Post 7720, VFW Post 4570 (Clayton), VFW Auxiliary Post 7720, and VFW Auxiliary Post 4346 (Toccoa). Each organization has adopted the process of ALL requests for assistance to be routed through the Veteran’s Response Team. Requests made to individual organizations will not be honored. Requests can be made ONCE per year.
Applicants seeking assistance can call or email the Veteran's Response Team. Our process has been streamlined to quickly and effectively respond to requests. Requests are not taken by the Commanders or individual organizations without first going through the VRT.
We assist veterans, widows of veterans, and the minor children of veterans.
Provide temporary shelter (2 days)
Provide food for 1 week
Minor household repairs
Utility bills up to $200
Referral to County services
Connection with a Service Officer
Expenditures over $200
Major household repairs
Medical advice or intervention
Requests exceeding our $200 per incident budget are made on a case-by-case basis. Requests made to any of the Veteran Service Organizations participating will be routed through the Veteran's Response Team. There is a limit of one request per year.
If you would like to offer assistance, such as: handyman skills, trained driver, food deliveries, or general support, please call or email the Veteran's Response Team.
Financial donations are always appreciated! Please direct donations to American Legion Post 84.
A Volunteer Application Form is included below
A brief presentation of the Veteran's Response Team (VRT), including its mission, procedures, and impact. Managed by American Legion Post 84, of Cornelia, GA, the VRT is comprised of four Veteran Service Organizations in Habersham County.