VetResources Facebook Live shares resources for Veterans, families, caregivers and survivors

Vet Tix, LinkedIn, SVA, TAPS, Red Cross MVCN, Team RWB share resources


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Each week, millions of Veterans receive the #VetResources newsletter jam-packed with tools and programs for Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. Resources like free access to National Parks, Traveling Veteran CoordinatorsVETSports Teams, even free Fly Fishing. To sign up for this weekly newsletter, visit VA.gov/VetResources.

Last week, VA hosted three Facebook Live events to share the resources offered by six organizations. Each of these organizations have something unique to offer Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network

Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, shared the many ways TAPS supports not only the surviving spouses of Veterans, but also their families and children. Between seminars, retreats, peer mentors and online networks, TAPS is an organization all Veterans and their families should be familiar with.

Melissa Comeau is the director of the Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network. The Red Cross MVCN supports military and Veteran caregivers of all eras, relations, and locations with peer support, mentors, online communities and access to partner organizations.

Team Red White & Blue and Vet Tix

Steve Weintraub is the Chief Strategy Officer at VetTix, which provides Veterans and their families free tickets to sporting events and concerts. Learn more.

Bana Miller is the Chief Marketing Officer of Team Red White & Blue. Team RWB has chapters across the country that meet up in their community for physical and social activities. Get their app now to find events near you.

Student Veterans of America and LinkedIn

Laura Keenan is a Federal Account Manager at LinkedIn, and head of LinkedIn’s Veteran Employee Resource Group. LinkedIn offers Veterans, transitioning military and VA caregivers a free year of premium LinkedIn. This includes LinkedIn Learning’s more than 14,000 courses.

Justin Monk is the Policy Associate for the Student Veterans of America. SVA supports a network of more than 1,500 Student Veteran chapters across the country. The chapters provide tools and resources to serve student Veterans on campus. SVA also hosts NATCON, the largest annual gathering of student Veterans in the country.


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Disclaimer: The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services on the part of the VA

Author

Tim Hudak

  joined the VA in December 2013 and is on the Veterans Experience Office team. Tim, a Chicago-land native enlisted in the Marine Corps straight out of high school. As an intelligence analyst he deployed to Al Anbar province, Iraq with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 in 2006 and 2008. After the Marine Corps, Tim used the GI Bill to earn a degree in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and co-founded the university’s first student Veteran organization. Tim is active in many Veteran organizations.

Comments

  1. Maxine Coltrain Monroe    

    I am the dependent spouse of a recently deceases Army officer who served tours in Vietnam. He was 100% disabled due to standing in swamps (agent orange) and he has a combat disability. Or he had a combat disability prior to his recent agonizing death. I am now alone and never dreamed my lonliness would be so difficult to come to terms with. I thought I was prepared but I am not. Things have become so difficult. I am 73 years old. I need help now
    Thank you. Sincerely, Maxine Coltrain Monroe. MY SPOUSE was Major Martin Monroe

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  2. Dorothy Ulrich    

    I am 100% service connected vet. When I was in the military we had access to the crafts center on base. They had photography, leather crafts, jewelry makinetc. Do they have a crafts center at Buckley AFB and would I have access to that or checking out recreational equipment? Thx

  3. William O'Connor    

    I was recently informed that the veterans affairs made an increase difference for disabled veterans who were in Vietnam on land or in water during their tour in Vietnam.
    The subject was Agent Orange and other exposures while in Vietnam, land and/or water. From what I understood, the VA would be increasing our disability income for those soldiers who were on land or water in Vietnam. I was attached to the 3rd Marine Division, 11th amphibious group via Naval Support Activity for the better part of a year. My duties before being transferred to Cua Viet was jeep patrol in Da Nang early in tour and was transferred to Cua Viet through the remainder of duty, between approximately 2/68 and 2/ 69.
    Those duties were patrolling the perimeter of the munitions camp on the bank of river and also patrolled the river to Dong Ha. Who do I contact to follow up on any increase in benefits which I may m
    benefit from due to this new compensation for serving in land, river and sea? Respectfully, William L. O’Connor

  4. Martin Gross    

    I am interested in any crafts of a creative nature. I was drawn to this site because Jan. 12th was, is, my birthday. I live in Wheat Ridge, CO and have been a patient at the Denver VA facility since 1976.
    I am very enthused about this program and would like to correspond with as many fellow veterans as I can.

  5. Levant Dunning    

    I am Korean, Vet. Live in Brasil, S.A. almost 90 years old, can my wife be a caregiver for me, and what benifit would she have? I can not walk very much and in need a maybe a handicap 3 04 for wheeled scooter to get around, can one be sent to me here in Brasil. Regards, Levant G. Dunning

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