Asheboro, NC -- Randolph Community College hosted a Veterans Benefits Fair on their campus Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.
"The goal is to provide information about services and benefits available to veterans and their families," said Cathy Aikens, RCC Financial Aid Associate & VA Certifying Official. "It gives them a one-stop opportunity to speak with different organizations that may essentially improve their health and well-being."
The event featured information tables from agencies such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Employment Security Commission, Veteran Services Officer, Salisbury Rural Health, Department of Veterans Affairs-Winston-Salem Regional Office, Home for Heroes, a US Army Recruiter, RCC student counselors, and the Greensboro Veterans Center.
Resources For Vets:
http://www.ncveterans.com/about.aspx -- NC Department of Administration: Veterans' Affairs
http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp -- List of Federal Benefits for Veterans, lists regional offices.
http://mysite.verizon.net/bru6/ncvva/index.html -- North Carolina Vietnam Veterans of America - List of State Veteran's clinics; State Cemeteries, contact info for service reps, veterans' nursing homes.
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=240 -- United States Department of Veterans' Affairs (Winston-Salem Regional Office website)
Bereavement Counseling (202) 461-6530
Caregiver Support (855) 260-3274
Education (888) 442-4551
Health Care (877) 222-8387
Homeless Veterans (877) 424-3838
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
Special Health Issues (800) 749-8387
VA Benefits (800) 827-1000