Com­mu­nity group, New­burg mu­seum host vet­er­ans

First-ever event pro­vides re­sources, in­for­ma­tion for for­mer ser­vice­mem­bers

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU jan­fen­son-comeau@somd­

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

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