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Veterans groups to host Community Blueprint Network meeting April 12 at WKU

The Community Blueprint Network will meet at 9 a.m. April 12 at WKU’s Kentucky Museum to support community veterans. The keynote speakers will be USMC Col. Anthony Henderson and USAF Lt. Col. Ann Curtis from the Department of Defense, Warrior and Family Service Office. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. An Employment & Informational Fair will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to all military, veterans, families and supporters.

The Cumberland Trace Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the Southern Kentucky Veterans Council have teamed up to support veterans within our community. This dynamic concept encourages community participation in the Points of Lights military initiatives’ Community Blueprint Program which includes eight pillars: Volunteerism, Behavioral Health, Education, Employment, Family Strength, Financial/Legal Assistance, Housing and Reintegration.

Many programs support veterans within the Bowling Green and the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD), but more can and should be done to help those who have sacrificed so much. We will help coordinate current efforts while identifying and expanding those areas where we fall short. The “we” emphatically includes you. There are many ways you can support this effort and, believe it or not, money is not one of them. We do need time, service and expertise. Are you a professional who can provide specialized advice? Would you be willing to meet periodically to exchange ideas? Do you know a veteran in need?

To attend, RSVP by April 8 to sokyvet@gmail.com or call Bill Lytle at (270) 432-2638 or Danielle Adams at (502) 974-2996.

Southern Kentucky Veterans Council is a coalition of community members, veteran service organizations, and agencies. Our mission is to engage and support service members, veterans, and their families in our community.

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