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AmeriCorps VISTA Dennis Brink on Serving Veterans

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019

AmeriCorps VISTA Dennis Brink on Serving Veterans

My work with veterans reminded me of how grateful I am for all of those that serve.

During my first year of service, my project was built towards serving veterans. Specifically my work at LawHelp Ny was geared towards assisting veterans and their families, by providing them with resources relating to civil legal issues.

During my year of service I was able to assist over 175 veterans and their families. We were able to provide them with the service of helping them navigate a complicated legal system, by providing them with information which would help empower and educate them about their legal rights. Most of these chats which were manned by our LiveHelp volunteers were geared towards assisting veterans with legal issues ranging from Housing to Consumer and Debt based issues

In addition, to my work of assisting veterans through the LiveHelp program, I also participated in several outreach events which were geared towards assisting veterans and their families. One particular event was when I went with the Equal Justice Works fellow from my office, to an event for active guard members and their families. We tabled the event and provided information about the services that we offer. All in all it was a very well attended and very well done event. In addition, I also had the unique opportunity of working with the Equal Justice Fellow to further assist veterans. I was able to go with him into the field and sit in on a few Will signings for veterans who were in the hospital.

My work with veterans reminded me of how grateful I am for all of those that serve. The sacrifices that our veterans have made for our country must always be remembered and never forgotten. They must be honored and their service must be celebrated. So in honor of veterans day, I just want to say thank you to all of our veterans. We appreciate your service and will never forget your sacrifice.

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