County Clerks Supporting Veterans

Kentucky's 120 County Clerks support our veterans in multiple ways:
  • Collecting $5 from each renewal of a veteran's license plate to go to the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund
  • Collecting $10 from each purchase and renewal of a I Support Veterans License Plate to go to KDVA's operating expenses
  • Collecting donations from anyone who wishes to Help a Veteran Everyday by donating to the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund
  • Collecting Donations for License Plate Birdhouses and giving the proceeds to the trust funds at KDVA's three Veterans Centers

License Plate Birdhouses

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Remember when you could keep your old Kentucky license plates when you got a new license plate?  Some people hung the old ones on the wall in the garage and had years if not decades of license plates.

You can't keep your old plates any more, but you can still decorate with old veterans license plates, thanks to Winston Meade, County Clerk of Letcher County.

Meade will personally create for you one of these unique birdhouses from the Kentucky veterans license plate in return for a $20 donation.

Every penny of the donations goes to the Hope for Veterans charity, which helps veterans at KDVA's three veterans centers.

Meade started the program in 2008, and is hoping to make it available in every County Clerk's office in Kentucky.  He can get a birdhouse finished and delivered in less than a week.  Ask your County Clerk or email Mr. Meade at

HAVE Program poster in each county clerk's office
Donate Through the HAVE Program 
In 2005, County Clerks across the Commonwealth adopted the H.A.V.E. program as a special project.  County Clerks throughout Kentucky are taking extra steps to promote the program through informational posters in their offices and publicity in local newspapers.
Every penny that goes to the Veterans Program Trust Fund, including interest earned, is used to support veteran related programs for which there are no appropriated funds.  The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs absorbs all overhead.  A board of 11 veterans from across the state carefully monitors and approves all use of the funds.
Anyone who wishes to donate to the Veterans Program Trust Fund need only visit a local County Clerk to Help A Veteran Everyday!   

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