FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2008

CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419


Union County Veterans Outreach to be Held
at Union County College in Cranford, March 5

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County veterans and their families can find out about their eligibility for benefits and programs by visiting the Cranford campus of Union County College on Wednesday, March 5. A veterans outreach event will be held in the college’s North Lecture Hall on the Cranford campus, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford, across from Nomahegan Park, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

This countywide information and outreach event is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and coordinated by the Union County Department of Human Services, Office of Veterans Services, to inform veterans and their families about the benefits they may be eligible to receive from Union County, the State of New Jersey, and the federal government.

“We are deeply grateful for the service and sacrifices of our veterans,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “We are hopeful that this outreach event will be beneficial for our resident veterans, their spouses and dependents.”

Among the Union County government services represented on March 5 will be the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging; the One-Stop Career Center; Paratransit; the Office for the Disabled; the Division of Social Services; Consumer Affairs; the Union County Surrogate’s Office; and the Office of the Union County Clerk.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide medical information and on-site medical screenings, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The Social Security office will also be represented. In addition, Central Jersey Legal Services and the Community Health Law Project will have attorneys present to answer questions and provide information about legal rights.

Veterans and their family members who are unable to attend this event may call
Union County’s Office of Veterans Services at (908) 659-7407,
or the toll-free Veterans Hotline at (866) 640-7115 for information and assistance.