May 26, 2015

Resource Fair for Veterans & Military Families May 29 at Albany Public Library’s Washington Ave. Branch Hosts Free Event

ALBANY, NY—Local military veterans and their families can learn about the many resources available to them at a special event at Albany Public Library’s Washington Avenue Branch on Friday, May 29, from 11 am until 2:30 pm. The “Local Resources Fair for Veterans and Military Families” is free and open to the public.

Participating organizations include: Albany County Veterans Bureau, Army Survivor Outreach Services, Center for Independence, Heroes at Home, Military OneSource, NYS Division of Veterans Affairs, Soldier’s Heart, US Small Business Administration, Veterans Miracle Center, Wheels & Ways to Work, and close to 20 others.

Other activities include:

  • 11 am to 12:30 pm: Author, and founder of Solder’s Heart, Edward Tick will speak about his new book Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War
  • 12 to 12:30 pm: Special story time and tour of the branch’s youth services area for the little ones, along with information about library services for families
  • 12:30 to 2:30 pm: Meet with local organizations that can give assistance with health care, education, employment, entrepreneurship, legal matters, housing, and family support
  • 1:30 to 2:30 pm: Learn strategies for converting military experience into a civilian resume

For more information about the veterans resources fair, please call the library at 427-4303.


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