Organizer: Legion events aid veterans
FAYETTEVILLE — A handful of veterans wandered between booths piled with information about health care, federal benefits, rehabilitation and counseling services Saturday afternoon at the Shelton Tucker Craft American Legion Post in Fayetteville.
“We do this to help the veterans in our community,” said Stephanie Hubbard, who organized the third annual Veterans Benefit.
For the first time, the fair and benefit were held together, Hubbard said. The event is meant to help veterans navigate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs services, said Dave Swindle, a military veteran of several branches who helped organize the information fair. Among the vendors attending were the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Little Rock.
Swindle said turnout for the events didn’t matter as much as making it available.
“If one person gets help, it doesn’t matter how many [people] show up,” he said.
The benefit, itself, is a fundraiser for veterans programs, including a veterans emergency fund, Hubbard said. Both the benefit and fair happened just as a massive remodeling project for the post finishes up, Post