Vets Given Easy Access To Necessary Services

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

Veterans and their families were put in contact with more than 20 organizations geared toward their needs on Saturday.

The United Way organized a Veterans resource fair to provide easy access to important information for vets.

Special care was taken to make sure that none of the resources available were duplicates.

This insured that every need a Vet might have was met. Things like medical and support services, job placement and recreational needs.

Veterans and their families will often encounter difficulty finding services specifically for them. Saturday's fair hoped to change that.

Ben Shaw, a Veteran peer specialist with the Wounded Warriors Program says there are a great number of services for Vets.

""A lot of programs, a lot of niches, a lot funding available. Unfortunately, a lot of times that word that doesn't actually reach the community, does not reach the veteran, or the military spouse, or a family member. The goal of having everything here is essentially one stop shopping."

Because Virginia has one of the highest Veteran rates in the country,
Saturday's resource fair being held after Staunton's parade had the potential to help thousands.


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