Veteran Community Initiatives

Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI) will hold a Rural Veteran Outreach Program Wednesday, April 24 at the Bedford American Legion 3721 Business Route 220N from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is aimed at providing information to veterans and their families about potential benefits available to them.

“We strive to reach as many individuals as possible and clear up what is out there for our area veterans,” said Tom Caulfield, VCI director. “Part of that process is to bring out representatives from a number of organizations who offer an array of services to our veteran community.”

Presenters will provide attendees with information concerning medical care, disability claims, job search assistance, and information about Veterans Court and Operation Family Caregiver.

Some of those who will be on hand at Wednesday’s event include representatives from the Bedford County Veteran Affairs Office, Bedford County commissioners, James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center Altoona, DuBois Vet Center, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Veterans Leadership Program, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Sen. Pat Toomey’s office, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar’s office, Rep. Jesse Topper’s office, Bedford County Food Bank, Center for Community Action, and the Area Agency on Aging.

All veterans, family members, and friends are invited. No cost refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

For more information, call VCI at 814-255-0355.

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