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3 live events to join on Thursday May 28

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Open Registration for the 2020 Endeavor Games

Strap on your gear and register now for the 2020 Endeavor Games on June 4-7! The Endeavor Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities is a fun and safe adaptive sports competition as well as sports clinics. Registration is now LIVE, and it’s FREE! 9 sport challenges, team challenges, e-sports, virtual welcome party, 12 live virtual sport clinics - don't miss this resource. Veterans are encouraged to join!


3 Live Events on May 28 (Thursday)

  • May 28, 1 p.m. ET - Lunch N Learn: Memorial Affairs Overview and Spiritual Resilience (VA Chaplain Service Resources) JOIN
  • May 28, 2 p.m. ET - Promoting Veteran Mental Health with VA, Boulder Crest Institute, and Cohen Veterans Network JOIN Audio: 1-800-767-1750, access code 52655#
  • May 28, 4 p.m. ET - Money 101: Financial Wellness for Military Families with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project REGISTER

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Gift Cards for Homebound Veterans

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To assist Veteran families who may be experiencing financial challenges, the Independence Fund established a new program, Independence@Home, to help homebound Veterans with emergent costs like rent, utilities, childcare, transportation, and grocery and medical product delivery. And now the program has expanded to offer qualifying Veterans $100 gift cards.


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Virtual Employment Resources

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Paralyzed Veterans of America's Paving Access for Veterans Employment (PAVE) program created a virtual engagement initiative called PAVE Connect, which offers free employment support and helps Veterans, transitioning service members, spouses, and caregivers find meaningful work. All Veterans are eligible.


Job Placements Boost Veterans' Mental Health

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Meaningful work helps boost mental health and well-being. VHA's Vocational Rehabilitation Service and Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program partners with national and local employers to help Veterans find employment. "Employment provides meaning, stability, a sense of community and self-identity,” says Veterans Health Administration's Donna Tasker.


Borne the Battle: Bryan Bergjans Educates Veterans on their VA Home Loan Benefit

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Navy Veteran Bryan Bergjans joined right out of high school and continues serving in the Navy Reserves. He brings this extensive understanding of the military and Veteran customer to his current role as National Director of Military and VA lending.

Bryan uses different platforms to educate service members, Veterans, and eligible spouses about the VA Home Loan Benefit. For example, Home Owner Heroes and Military Spouse Mondays video series are published on YouTube, as well as other informative videos.



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