WAYNE COUNTY TO HONOR VETERANS & OFFER SERVICES DURING SEVERAL LOCAL EVENTS

published by: Communications on 11/4/2015
WAYNE COUNTY TO HONOR VETERANS & OFFER SERVICES DURING SEVERAL LOCAL EVENTS

Events include parades, luncheon and a Wayne County Sheriff’s job fair focusing on Veterans

DETROIT – Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans announced today the Wayne County Veteran Services Division will be at Veterans Day events across Wayne County over the next two weeks to provide information and services. An estimated 100,000 veterans live in Wayne County. 

“As a County we provide financial assistance through the Soldiers and Sailors Relief and Michigan Veterans Trust Funds along with others resources to support Wayne County veterans and their families,” said County Executive Evans. ”Participating in these events expands the reach of our programs and allows us to personally thank the veterans for the sacrifices they have made to protect the freedoms we now enjoy.” 

Wayne County’s Veterans Services Division will have a presence at the following events:    

 The Wayne County Veteran Services Division will be present at the following events:10th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Vet fest in Detroit’s Hart Plaza November 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm
Greater Grace Baptist Church Veterans Resource event November 8, 2015 from 1pm-4pm located at 23500 W. Seven Mile Rd, Detroit.
The Detroit Police Department Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon November 11, 2015 from 10am-2pm located at 4400 East Eight Mile, Detroit.
The Wayne County veterans and family member Sheriff’s Department Career Fair, November 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eight Mile Light Guard Armory, located at 4400 East Eight Mile, Detroit.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to show appreciation for our military personnel who have selflessly sacrificed for the freedom of all Americans,” said Dr. Mouhanad Hammami, Director of the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness. “We value the opportunities we will have to express our gratitude in a direct and meaningful way by enriching the lives of Wayne County military families through the new department for years to come,” stated Dr. Hammami.

Veteran Services, a division of the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness, offers financial assistance to veterans and their families from the Soldiers & Sailors Relief and Michigan Veterans Trust Funds. Assistance may be granted to an indigent Veteran, spouse, widow/widower, or minor children of a Veteran.  Veterans and their families in Wayne County can also apply to receive financial assistance in paying for funeral expenses.

For more information on the Wayne County Veterans Services Division call (313) 224-5045

About Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans, and Community Wellness

The Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness is responsible for coordinating and administering health, social, educational, Veterans and youth services to communities and residents in Wayne County so they can lead healthy and productive lives. For more information visit www.waynecounty.com

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