MEDFORD, Ore. — A veterans assistance group is bringing their services directly to those veterans and advocates say it’s helping former members of the military get access to important resources.
This is the mobile service office from the non-profit group, disabled American veterans. Service men and women are being invited to come inside and get help filling out forms or get in touch with other resources.
It’s helping veterans who can’t make the trip to the main VA office in Portland, and advocates hope it will show other veterans what resources they have. The mobile office is making stops across Oregon this week.
The organizers with the disabled American veterans say it can be difficult for many veterans with disabilities to get around, and many don’t know how many resources are actually available to them.
The mobile office is stopping at VFW and American Legion Halls to help spread the word. Veterans who took advantage of the situation on Wednesday said they were pleased that volunteers had answers about disability claims and benefits.
“Undoubtedly this is good. This is a nice benefit, because it’s locally. I don’t have to travel to Portland. I really appreciate what these guys are doing,” said veteran John Wojtas.
This was the second stop on the mobile office’s tour this week. It was in Brookings on Wednesday. Tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. it will be in Klamath Falls at the disabled American Veterans chapter on Avalon Street. Then, on Thursday, it will be in Bend at the VFW Hall.