Community group, Newburg museum host veterans
First-ever event provides resources, information for former servicemembers
Resources for veterans, from employment opportunities to health and wellness and more, were on display Saturday for the first time at the Maryland Veterans Museum in Newburg.
The event was put together by the Women of Action Charles County, a community organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women and the community, in partnership with the museum.
Abena McAllister, founder of WOACC, said the Veterans Wellness and Resource Fair Saturday is intended to become an annual event.
“We decided to do this event, because Women of Action Charles County is all about social awareness and giving back to the community, and what better group to give back to then our veterans?” McAllister said. “A lot of vets are unaware of the services that are available to them due to their service to our great countr y.”
Larry Abell, president of the Maryland Veterans Museum, said the event was a great way to