The Council will complement the work that Secretary Santiago and the recently elevated Executive Office of Veterans Services are doing to assess current programs, services, and regulations for veterans and make recommendations to the Governor.
The pantry is in need of potato chips, nacho chips, popcorn, crackers, granola bars, mixed nuts, jerky, dried fruit, protein bars, water, Gatorade, tea, coffee, nonperishable cheeses, cookies, dishwasher detergent, and laundry detergent.
The Council is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans' Services to ensure the health, well-being, and safety of residents of state-operated Veterans' Homes and access to equitable, high quality, and competent care for veterans across the Commonwealth.
The improvements in the customer experience for Veteran entrepreneurs and business owners made by VetCert will build upon the $25 billion in government contract spending with service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) in Fiscal Year 2021.
On Friday, Haddad Toyota presented the organization with a $10,000 matching check that accompanied a Veterans Day fundraiser. For the month of November, a portion of every car sale was donated to Soldier On.
The Park of Honor had its opening ceremony on Saturday. In the Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield's annual fundraiser, flags are purchased in honor of local veterans to raise money for scholarships that support children and grandchildren of veterans.
On the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, local veterans gathered around the city's Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial to honor the "true one percenters" who answered the call to fight for their country in a time of great need.
The Police Department escorted Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest, which travels across the country to honor veterans, to Southview Cemetery on Wednesday morning in memory of Army Spc. Michael R. DeMarsico II.
This funding supports Veteran-serving non-profit organizations, public agencies, and higher education institutions to improve pre-existing financial education programs or to create new ones aimed at increasing personal finance knowledge within the Military, Veteran, Family, and Survivor Community (MVFSC).