Vietnam War Veterans Case Study

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WOOSTER — Know of anyone serving in the military coming back to Wayne County either because their service is up or are returning from deployment? If so, the Veterans Service Commission and the county commissioners would like to know. Four of the five commission members, along with Director Nelson Weirick and service officer Jeff Shull, met with the county commissioners Monday to go over the upcoming budget, but most of the discussion focused on the office and the veterans served. In Ohio, veterans service commissions can ask for up to one-half mill of funding in their counties. Weirick said based on numbers provided by Auditor Jarra Underwood’s office, that figure is nearly $1.2 million. For the 2017 budget, they are asking for just less than…show more content…
Yes, the commission is serving more Vietnam War veterans and fewer World War II and Korean War veterans, Weirick said. Al Miller, an Air Force veteran of Vietnam and service commission member, said up until 10 years ago, he had no clue the organization existed. He was preparing to retire, and he knew he needed something to supplement his insurance. He was told to seek out the veterans service commission. “I learned about it, and now I want to help other veterans,” said Miller, who served as Apple Creek mayor for 18 years. Shull oversees transportation for veterans. Each day, two vans carry veterans to VA facilities in Canton and Cleveland. Those who come into the office seeking immediate assistance for emergencies can get help with their mortgage, utilities and food. Weirick said those in need are also referred to People to People Ministries, Community Action Wayne/Medina and Job & Family Services. There is collaboration with other organizations to make sure those who need help receive help. Wiggam said he liked the collaboration so money is available for those who truly need it. For more information about services provided by the Veterans Service Commission, call (330)
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