Camden County Veterans Outreach in Cherry Hill 8/29
The Freeholder Board’s Office of Veterans Affairs is going on the road to bring services directly to Camden County Veterans. Their office is located in the Lakeland complex in Gloucester Township, but Freeholder Ed McDonnell wants to mobilize services off of their foundational roots to provide additional access to veterans. The County is home to approximately 30,000 veterans and this new program will provide a one-stop shop to the men and women of the Armed Services.
“Throughout the year, the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs will partner with other local Veterans service organizations for special outreach events across Camden County,” McDonnell said. “The first is taking place on August 29 in Cherry Hill.”
Veterans and their families are invited to American Legion Post 372, 1532 Martin Avenue in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, August 29 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The facility is located behind Cherry Hill High School West and adjacent to Kennedy Hospital off of Chapel Avenue.
Camden County veteran service officers will be joined by case workers from the U.S. Veterans Administration, in addition case workers of our state legislative and federal representatives’ offices will be in attendance as well. The Camden County One Stop Career Center will provide veteran employment resources, the South Jersey Eye Center will be there for exams, and Bancroft Neurohealth will offer information on brain injury services.
“Our Camden County Veterans Affairs Office has been recognized for the outstanding work they do for our military men and women,” said Freeholder McDonnell. “This outreach event will provide greater access to these beneficial programs by bringing our Veterans Affairs staff to the Veterans that they serve.”
New Jersey Veterans Haven, from Winslow, will also have a presence at the event providing information on their program, which connects veterans with transitional housing. Right now there are approximately 8,000 homeless veterans in the state of New Jersey and this program provides them with the ability to acquire transitional housing and a variety of other services to get back on their feet.
Attendees will have access to information on VA program eligibility, education benefits, VA home loans, veterans disability issues, VA pensions, medical benefits, burial benefits, GI life insurance, post traumatic stress disorder, agent orange referral, funeral Honor Guards, nursing home applications, discharge upgrades, military awards, and much more.
Free hot dogs and soda will be provided to all Veterans who attend the outreach.