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RI House Hosts Military & Veterans Outreach March 21


STATEHOUSE — The House of Representatives will host its third annual Military andVeterans Outreach Day Thursday, March 21, at 2 p.m., organized by Rep. CamilleF.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick), including announcement of a new

veterans program.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The RI State House.

The event will give veterans and theirfamilies an opportunity to network and learn about the resources available tothem.

“This annual event has been very successful, encouragingveterans and military families to become engaged with their state government,”said Vella-Wilkinson, a Navy veteran who serves on the House Veterans’ AffairsCommittee.

Several veterans’ organizations will have tables along thesecond floor of the State House with information on resources, networking andveterans’ outreach, including Rhode Island Military Organization, MilitaryLounge at T.F. Green Airport, OSDRI, R.I. Military Family Program, VeteranAngler Charters, WYCA, Blue Star Moms, American Legion, Greater ProvidenceYMCA, Military Officers Association of America, Student Veterans Association,R.I. Office of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Administration, Dare to Dream Ranch,

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Team Red, White and Blue, Helping Hands Community Partners, TRICARE, R.I.Commerce Department, Veterans Inc., R.I. Housing, Small BusinessAdministration, Disabled American Veterans, Delta Dental of R.I., Vet Center,Veterans of Foreign Wars and College Unbound.

The General Treasurer’s office will also help attendeesidentify unclaimed property.

Veterans and their families will be given an opportunity tomeet their state representatives and discuss the issues that have an impact ontheir lives. Those who attend are invited to the third-floor House galleries toobserve the session of the House of Representatives.

“Veterans are important part of our constituency and we’dlike to see them become more involved in state government. It is also anexcellent opportunity for the organizations to network with one another, shareresources and maximize services for the veterans community statewide.”

The event is free and open to the public. For furtherinformation or to participate as an exhibitor, please contact Representative

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Vella-Wilkinson, 401-952-7340, or via email:

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of Contact him at with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.