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Orlando VA Medical Center

Minority Veterans Program Hosts Town Hall

March 19, 2012

        On Saturday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m., the Orlando VA Minority Veterans Program will host a town hall meeting and informational seminar for Veterans.  The seminar will have on-site representation for enrollment, claim filing, job information, educational information and counseling for homeless Veterans. The event will be held at Amvets Post 30, 315 Ferguson Drive, Orlando, FL 32805.

        Edwin Johnson, Minority Veterans Program Coordinator, hosts these seminars in hopes to reach out to our Veterans and to keep them better informed of the benefits they are eligible to receive.  Mr. Johnson states, “The purpose of this outreach initiative is to give information on all aspects of VA benefits to all Veterans”.  Highlighted in the seminar is information for homeless Veterans regarding the $39 million the VA is funding in support of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki’s five-year commitment to end homelessness among Veterans.  Veterans are instructed to bring a copy of their DD-214 form to the seminar, and also encouraged to bring along their spouses.

        For more information, please contact Edwin Johnson, Minority Veterans Program Coordinator, at (407) 599-1487.  For more information on the Orlando VA Medical Center, go to http://www.orlando.va.gov.

        To learn more about the grant and per diem program for homeless Veterans, visit the VA’s Webpage at www.va.gov/homeless or contact VA’s program office at 1-877-332-0334, or e-mail VA at homelessvets@va.gov.