DEARBORN – The Love a Michigan Vet Project, a local service organization dedicated to serving the needs of Michigan Military Veterans in need, will host its fourth annual Female Veteran Stand Down Oct. 28 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Fairlane Events Center, 19000 Hubbard Drive.
The free event – geared specifically toward the needs of female military Veterans – will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature representatives from select military and veteran service organizations who will provide on-site assistance – including the Wayne County Veterans Services and the Wayne County Veteran Court.
In addition to on-site assistance from these representatives, attendees will also be able to participate in a number of assistance-related breakout sessions and education workshops. The event is being run in conjunction with the Association of Women Veterans.
“We are looking forward to another great event,” said Nadine Jones, organizer and founder of the Love a Michigan Vet Project organization. “This event is one of the first of its kind in the area, as it is designed specifically toward the needs of women veterans.
“Every year, we see more and more ladies come in to learn more about their veterans benefits – many times, they learn they are eligible for certain benefits that had no idea they could take advantage of – and that’s what this event is all about. We hope the area’s women veterans will join us for an afternoon of great camaraderie, information, and helpful service.”
Attendees can pre-register here.
About the Love a Michigan Vet Project:
Love a Michigan Vet Project was created by Nadine Jones (following a two-year stint in Americorps), and provides numerous types of assistance to veterans in Michigan. The group works closely with four veterans shelters in the greater Detroit area, hosting dinners at one of the shelters monthly.
The organization continuously seeks resources to help local veterans in need. Examples of the services it provides to local veterans includes hosting a local food pantry, providing toiletry items, shipping “care packages” overseas to active military members, and helping furnishing homes of veterans once they are able to leave their shelter – as well as providing counseling, employment, housing and legal aid assistance.
For more information, or to help support the Love a Michigan Vet Project through donations or hands-on participation, email Jones at [email protected], or call 313-693-6556.