A Overview of VA Resources for Veterans: What Faith-based, Community, and Nonprofit Organization Need to Know

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP), Benefits Assistance Service (BAS) and Indianapolis Regional Office  invites you to participate in a collaborative faith-based community outreach event titled “An Overview of VA Resources for Veterans: What Faith-based, Community, and Nonprofit Organizations Need to Know.” The event is scheduled for May 29, 2014 from 7:45 am- 4:00 pm.  It will take place at Ivy Tech Community College, 2357 Chester Blvd in Richmond, Indiana.

This event is an opportunity to learn about the wide array of benefits, programs and services that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers to Veterans, their families, survivors, caregivers, and other beneficiaries.   Speakers from the Department of Veteran Affairs  will discuss various topics, to include but not limited to the fully developed claim process, access to medical and mental health treatment,  legal, educational, and community resources available to Veterans. A primary goal of this event is to facilitate ongoing, collaborative working relationships among all VA administrations and staff offices, Veteran-centric offices in other federal agencies, and faith-based, nonprofit, and community leaders and organizations. 

Through this event, you—as a faith-based/community member that works with Veterans—will also have the opportunity to educate VA staff about concerns facing Veterans in your local community.

We ask that you please use your network resources to promote this outreach event.

Below, please find a series of easy-to-use social media messages and a quick summary ready for use in e-mails or newsletters. We are counting on you to help make this event a success – thank you for your support!

Outreach Event Details
This outreach event will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014.  You can register for this free event in advance.   Registration will begin at 7:45 am the day of the event. The event is scheduled to end at 4:00 pm.

Please use the following direct link to register for the event: 


Below are some examples of tweets you can send out to encourage your colleagues, members, and networks to register for this event. Don’t forget to include the registration link!
Learn about VA Programs and Veteran’s Resources at a #FBNP/BASOutreachevent on 5/29:
Attend a #FBNP/BASOutreachEvent on 5/29 to explore VA’s Programs and Veteran’s Resources
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#FBNP/BASOutreachEvent May/29: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1MrGNy6V5v3W6fX

The following are examples of Facebook posts that you can use to encourage your colleagues, members, and networks to register for the webinar:

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a free symposium on VA programs and resources on May 29, 2014, from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm to provide information to  organizations and professionals who assist Veterans and their families directly and indirectly.  You can register online.  To register online follow this link: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1MrGNy6V5v3W6fX.

Please contact the VA Benefits Assistance Service at outreach.vbaco@va.gov or VA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at Yolanda.curtis@va.gov, if you have any questions about this event.

Problems with registration? Contact Christy Flynn at: flynn14@purdue.edu