SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance awarded more than $5 million in grants to serve veterans. 

The Salvation Army of Grayson County accepted a check for $100,000 to help veterans, their dependents and surviving spouses in Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties with rent and utility assistance, and to make sure they have enough food at the dinner table. 

"This is a huge need. You know that, the cost of rent is going up" said Salvation Army Lt. Michael Cain. "People are getting evicted, and we're just trying to be that gap to keep people in their housing."