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Program to help vets get benefits set for Cuyahoga Community College west campus August 9-11

August 7, 2018

Program to help vets get benefits set for Cuyahoga Community College west campus August 9-11

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The second annual Veterans Experience Action Center, designed to aid veterans and their families in claiming benefits and services, will be held August 9-11 on the western campus of Cuyahoga Community College, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.

The free event will feature representatives from federal, state and county organizations that serve veterans, available to assist with benefit claims, health care enrollment and exams, ID cards and other services.

The center will be open from 12-3 p.m. on August 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 10 and 11.

More than 1,100 people were assisted in last year’s inaugural event.

“Our goal is to break down barriers to make it easier for veterans and military families to access the benefits they earned,” said Rick DeChant, executive director of the college’s Veterans Initiative, in a news release.

Parking for the event is free.

Agencies collaborating in the center’s program include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission, American Red Cross, United Way of Greater Cleveland and Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

For additional information, dial 2-1-1, call (216) 436-2000 or visit www.211oh.org.

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