FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2011
Bill Young, 760-861-0037, Majorbill1@aol.com
Second Annual Veterans Expo Will Offer One-Stop Help Site forVeterans and Their Families
INDIO ± Veterans needing help with anything from healthcare to finding employment tolearning what benefits they are eligible for or buying a home will find it at the second annualVeterans Expo, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 29 at the Indio Armory. The IndioArmory is located at 43-143 North Jackson Avenue (southwest corner of Interstate 10 andJackson Street).³The Veterans Expo offers beneficial experiences for all veterans,´ said Bill Young, coordinator of the Veterans Easy Access Program (VEAP). ³The wide variety of veterans service providersand supportive organizations participating will help veterans solve problems, access benefits andmeet their legislators.´All veterans are welcome to the free event, with food, entertainment, military exhibits, locallegislators and a 40-booth trade show, staffed by people who serve a wide array of veterans¶needs. Two Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and two Coachella Valley veterans will be selected for special recognition during the program.Last year¶s inaugural Veterans Expo served more than 500 veterans and family members,resulting in many success stories. One veteran was introduced to the US Marine Corps¶Wounded Marines Career Foundation and is now well on the way to a career in broadcasting.Another attendee received help applying for medical housing benefits for a disabled relative whoserved and is now being cared for with special housing and medical care.