By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Former members of the military are invited to a special High Desert Veterans Resource Fair on June 5 to highlight information on benefits, job openings as well as personalized claims assistance.
Hosted by 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, the resource fair will offer an opportunity for vets to meet with a Veterans Affairs representative to answer questions and provide one-on-one consultations.
“We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay,” Lovingood said. “This resource fair is one way we can show our appreciation.”
During the resource fair, veterans may enroll in the MyHealthEVet program. The program allows veterans to track medical appointments, prescriptions, and email their doctors. Along with benefit information, five to seven employers looking to fill open positions will be on-site to interview interested veterans.
Attendees will also be able to apply for the new county Veterans ID card. Information about the availability of financial assistance with closing fees or down payment can be obtained by a presenter from the non-profit housing opportunity program, HomeStrongUSA.
The High Desert Resource Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at the Spring Valley Lake Community Center, 12975 Rolling Ridge Drive.