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Dingell, Walberg Host Fourth Annual Washtenaw County Veterans Resource Fair

Ann Arbor, MI, May 4, 2018
Tags: Veterans

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

“The men and women who served our country deserve our gratitude and support, and we have a responsibility to ensure they have access to the resources they need when they return home,” said Dingell. “Today’s Veterans Fair was an opportunity to connect veterans and their families with the critical services they have earned. It is our hope that by holding these annual resource fairs that local veterans will know what is available to them and be able to access these benefits with ease.”

“Veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, and in return, we have a duty to keep our promises to them and their families,” said Walberg. “I’m grateful to all the organizations that joined us at today’s Veterans Fair and provide health care, counseling, employment, and a wide variety of services. Michigan’s veterans deserve access to the very best care and benefits, and we’ll keep working in a bipartisan way to help our local heroes.”

For photos, please click here and here.

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 Jackson office at (517)780-9075.

Organizations that participated in today’s Veterans Fair include:

  • American Legion
  • Attorney General - Consumer Protection
  • Buddy-to-Buddy
  • Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
  • Concordia University
  • Dearborn Vet Center
  • Detroit VARO (Veterans Benefits Administration)
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Great Lakes National Cemetery
  • Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley
  • Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)
  • National Guard Family Assistance Center
  • Operation: Military Resources
  • State Representative Donna Lasinski
  • Talent Investment Agency, Veterans’ Employment Services
  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • VA Loan Guaranty Division
  • Veterans History Project
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