For Immediate Release
Reno, Nev. Nov. 7, 2014. Celebrate Veterans Day! Please get out and celebrate to recognize the tens of thousands of Washoe County veterans who have served our community in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Join us for a free pancake breakfast following the opening ceremonies that include: Boy Scout Color Guard; special guests representing local and state elected officials; and various groups and organizations that support the military and veterans. All veterans, active and non-active military and the public are invited to attend this event. For more information, please call 775-673-2220.
What: Join the Sun Valley General Improvement District & Washoe County Senior Services as we honor veterans
Where: Sun Valley Neighborhood Center located at 115 W. 6th Ave., Sun Valley, NV.
When: Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Remember, there are new services sponsored by Washoe County that are available to veterans of any age.
The Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center (VRC) has been providing assistance to veterans under a contract with Washoe County. Since the program began earlier this summer, the VRC’s Veterans Services Officers (VSO), whose training and certification is sponsored by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, have counseled more than 720 veterans and helped them submit more than 190 applications for benefits.
The VSO do more than just help with applications. They are certified to provide counsel and advocacy in VA appeals, and they are available to help veterans throughout the VA eligibility process to guarantee they get the benefits they deserve.
VSO also provide veterans with the most current and comprehensive information on their earned military service benefits. This is done one-on-one, privately and geared to identify any necessary resources that could meet each veteran’s request. These include all possible state and federal benefits. In some situations, these services are available to eligible dependents and survivors.
In conjunction with Washoe County, the Veteran Resource Center is making Veteran Service Officers available throughout the county. The Veterans Services Officers schedule at Washoe County Senior Centers is:
COLD SPRINGS COMMUNITY CENTER
3355 White Lake Pkwy
Reno, NV 89508 775-971-8542
Every Monday 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
GERLACH SENIOR CENTER
385 E. Sunset Blvd
Gerlach, NV 89412 775-557-2206
3rd Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
NEIL ROAD REC. CENTER
3925 Neil Road
Reno, NV 89502 775-689-8484
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SPARKS SENIOR CENTER
97 Richards Way
Sparks, NV 89431 775-353-3113
Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WASHOE COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
1155 E. 9th street
Reno, NV 89512 775-328-2575
Every Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and the third Tuesday and third Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The schedules for each site will be posted at the site.
VSO are the first line in obtaining military benefits and are a resource for all questions regarding the transition from service member to citizen.
There are now Veteran Service Officers available at Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center, and can be contacted by calling (775)284-VETS.