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Ann Arbor News: Dingell, Walberg holding veterans resource fair and town hall

September 15, 2017
Tim In The News

ANN ARBOR, MI - U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell and Tim Walberg are teaming up to co-host a veterans resource fair and town hall in Washtenaw County.

The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 18, at the VFW Post 423, 3230 S. Wagner Road, just outside Ann Arbor.

The goal is to provide veterans and their families with access to resources earned through their service to the United States.

About 20 veteran employment specialists, Veterans Affairs counselors, and veterans service organizations are expected to participate. Dingell and Walberg are expected to speak at about 10:30 a.m.

Constituents can call Dingell's office at 313-278-2936 or Walberg's office at 517-780-9075 for more information.

The town hall takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, inside the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, just outside Ann Arbor.

Dingell and Walberg are expected to join the Veterans Community Action Team and the Washtenaw Department of Veterans Affairs for a town hall conversation on veterans health care benefits and other issues. The event is intended to provide an opportunity for veterans and military families to ask questions and receive information about the benefits and services available to them.

Those who want to attend can RSVP here.

Some of the organizations participating in the fair include:

  • American Legion
  • Buddy-to-Buddy
  • Dearborn Vet Center
  • Department of Labor Disabled Veterans Outreach
  • Detroit VARO (Veterans Benefits Administration)
  • Eisenhower Center
  • Fallen Heroes Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley
  • Livingston County Veterans Services
  • Michigan Works! Washtenaw
  • Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)
  • MVAA - Region 9 Veterans Community Action Team
  • National Guard Family Assistance Center
  • Operation: Military Resources
  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • VA Loan Guaranty Division
  • Washtenaw County Veterans Affairs

This article originally appeared in the September 15 edition of the Ann Arbor News.