Torres Hosts Resource Fair for Local Veterans
ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a Veterans Resource Fair to provide local veterans with information on resources available to them and their families. Veterans also had the opportunity to sit down and meet one-on-one with service officers from the Department of Veterans of Affairs to get help on pending claims.
“Far too many of our local veterans are struggling, whether it’s to find a job, get health care, or secure an affordable place to live, but many are unware of the resources that are there to help,” said Rep. Torres. “Today’s event brings those resources to them, so they can learn about the many local, state, and federal programs available as well as the organizations that are working on their behalf.”
Rep. Torres was joined by representatives from the VA Los Angeles Regional Office, the San Bernardino County VA, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Cal Poly Pomona Vet Center, Chaffey Community College, VA Loma Linda, the Office of Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, the IRS, 211 Vet Link, California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet), the San Bernardino Vet Center, VA Women’s Health Program, New Horizons Career Development Solutions, and the Veterans Economic Community Initiative (VECI).
“While I continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to address long-term issues like veterans homelessness, health care accessibility, and the unacceptably long claims backlog, I hope the veterans who participated left here with useful information and the comfort of knowing they have a community who is looking out for them,” continued Torres. “If they were unable to get the information they needed today, my door is always open, and I urge them to contact my Ontario office for help.”
Today’s event took place at the Montclair Community Center at 5111 Benito Street from 9:00am to 1:30pm.