By: Megan Way Photos by: Su Phelps and Lawrence Oravetz
This year, Oct 10th, the VVA and the RTC worked very hard throughout the year for their 8th annual Veterans Service Fair. It was open to all the veterans of the U.S. Military, Reserves, National, Guard and Merchant Marines at the Dula Gymnasium. The event took months of organizing and the event was a success. Many volunteers like highschoolers from the Rancho High School ROTC program helped out at the event.
Here is a list of all the booths and services at this event: 797 Plasters /Cement App, Aetna, Alcoholics Anonymous, American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Armed Forces Chamber, Aviation, Blinded Veterans, Bureau of Reclamation, Clear Minds Family Center, Congressional Delegates, Cosmopolitan, Craft Kits, CRI, Culinary Art Catering, DAV National Service Office, Dept of Welfare, Devry University, DMV, Easter Seals Help of southern Nevada, Help Use, Henderson Vet Center, Job Connect, Legal Aid Center of SN, Lori Clark Insurance, LV Justice Court, Nevada Legal Service, Nevada Senior Services, New Horizons, North Las Vegas Justice Court, NV Council on Gambling, NV Paralyzed Vet of America, NV Senior Medicare Patrol, Office Consumer Health, Palm Mortuary, Praise Tabernacle, RTC Purdue Marion & Associate, Regional Repre, Research ow SSI, Salvation, Southern NV Operating Engineers, Spring Mountain Treatment Court, State NV Aging & Disability, Station casinos, Street Dogz, Taxpayer Advocate Officer United Citizens Foundation, US Vets, VA, Veterans Care Charity, Veterans Helping Veterans, Vietnam Vet America Post 1076, VVA Chapter 17
When the fair was done, over 400 plus veterans were serviced. Veterans received showers, haircuts, clothes, lunch, housing, jobs, legal aid, benefit applications, DMV and Treatment Court. Just to name a few of the many services offered.