By Eden Laikin
Are you aware of all the benefits that your service-time has earned you? Are you in need of health care screening or legal advice? Looking for a job, perhaps?
If so, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano invites you to the County’s annual Summer Standdown, today from 10am to 3pm at the American Legion Hall in Hempstead.
Twice a year during the standdown, County Executive Mangano makes available to all veterans – no matter what branch of service or time period served – the personnel and organizations that can help in each of the above areas.
The County will be offering haircuts, donated clothes and a hot meal – presented by nearly 200 volunteers. And representatives will be on hand to help veterans enroll in the VA health care system.
“Our hometown heroes – those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today – deserve nothing less then all of the services that we can provide to them,” County Executive Mangano said. “I urge all of our veterans to come down to the standdown and let us help you.”
Representatives will be available from the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency; Nassau County Clerk; Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged; Nassau County Dept. of Human Services, Office of Mental Health; Nassau County Family and Children Assist “HEAP”; Nassau County Vet Center; Northport VA and the following agencies:
- New York Regional Office Veterans Affairs
- New York Department of Labor
- New York City Poison Control
- Veterans Protected
- Fusco, Brandstein & Rada
- The Soldiers Project
- UVO Representatives
- The Salvation Army
- The Red Cross.
Any veteran who wishes to participate in the Veterans Stand Down should bring a copy of their DD214, VA card, or any record they may have of their service.
For more information, please contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at (516) 572-6565.
The American Legion Hall is at 160 Marvin Avenue