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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell, Walberg Host Washtenaw County Veterans Fair

April 4, 2016
Press Release

ANN ARBOR, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today co-hosted a Veterans Fair to provide veterans and their family members throughout Washtenaw County with access to resources earned through their service to our country. More than 20 different veterans employment specialists, Veterans Affairs counselors and veterans services organizations participated. Dingell and Walberg both represent parts of Washtenaw County, and this is the second Veterans Fair they have hosted for local veterans and their families.

“We as a nation have a responsibility to ensure the veterans who served our country and their families have access to all the help and support they need,” Dingell said. “Today’s Veterans Fair was a one-stop shop to connect veterans with the critical resources and services they have earned, and it is our hope that by holding these local resource fairs – now and in the future – veterans and their family members will be able to access all these benefits with ease.” 

“When the men and women who have selflessly served our country return home, we have an obligation to provide the best quality health care. Michigan’s veterans are worthy of our greatest respect and appreciation, and I’m proud to work with Congresswoman Dingell to help them cut through red tape and get access to the benefits and resources they deserve,” said Walberg.

Veterans and their families from Michigan’s 12th District who need help with the VA or another federal agency are encouraged to call Dingell’s Dearborn office at (313) 278-2936. Veterans from the 7th District can call Congressman Walberg’s office Jackson office at (517) 780-9075.

Organizations that participated in the Veterans Fair include:
•    American Legion Department of Michigan
•    Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
•    Buddy to Buddy
•    Camp Liberty
•    Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw
•    Detroit VA Regional Office
•    Fallen Heroes Memorial Foundation / Operation Military Resource
•    I Carry the Cross Foundation
•    Michigan Ability Partners
•    Michigan Attorney General Senior Brigade
•    Michigan Department of Treasury - Unclaimed Property Division
•    Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors
•    Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
•    National Guard Family Assistance Centers
•    Paralyzed Veterans of America
•    SEMCA Michigan Works! Financial Coaching
•    VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
•    VFW
•    Vietnam Veterans of America
•    Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs
•    Washtenaw Michigan Works! – Disabled Veterans Outreach Program