Local veterans benefit from Legion events, organizer says

Posted: August 13, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE John Hutchison (right) of Fayetteville, a Marine Corps veteran, speaks Saturday with Jay Mergenschroer, public affairs officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Little Rock office, while taking part in a information fair during the third annual beneÿt for veterans at the Shelton Tucker Craft American Legion Post 27 in Fayetteville. The event featured music and food and serves as a fundraiser for local veterans.

A handful of veterans wandered between booths piled with information about health care, federal benefits, rehabilitation and counseling services Saturday afternoon at the Shelton Tucker Craft American Legion Post in Fayetteville.

Community Health Summit on Thursday

The Community Health Summit will start at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fayetteville Town Center. The summit is put together by Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks and will address the needs of veterans in multiple areas, including pain management and suicide prevention, according to a news release. A job fair is planned 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a housing summit for landlords will begin at 1:30 p.m., according to the schedule.

Source: Staff Report

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