Committee Formation Underway to Assist Local Veterans

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USU Eastern hosted a meeting for the Community Veteran’s Outreach Committee on Tuesday. The meeting was a kick off to a collaboration between organizations and services offered to veterans locally.

The meeting commenced with a patriotic video about the National Anthem before the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow presented the flags. After the national anthem, there was dinner served to all in attendance.

This meeting was organized for the community to have a chance to learn more about how to assist veterans in the local area. As part of this, there was a survey distributed to everyone present. The survey will determine who will be on the committee, but those who aren’t chosen can still have an active role in providing assistance. Some of the questions on the survey asked what each individual would like to accomplish if appointed to the committee and any suggestions they might have for the creation of the board.

Each person received a list of ways they can help through their organization, workplace or personal strengths. Some of these ways included being comprehensive, giving a small explanation of each program or resource, and distributing any relevant information. The committee is hoping to receive emails from organizations offering additional help for veterans in the community.

Those with an organization that offers any kind of service to local veterans are encouraged to email Kirt Jensen at fish2000man@gmail.com or Cirie Noyes at cirie.noyes@usu.edu to become involved.

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