MOV Veterans Resource Fair to be held at WSCC

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MARIETTA, Ohio (November 10, 2016) – The Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans Outreach (MOVVO) in partnership with Ohio Means Jobs and Washington State Community College (WSCC), will host a FREE Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, November 17 from 4 pm to 7 pm.

This annual event is designed to educate Veterans on the benefits and resources available to them. Organizations from throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley will be present to provide assistance and answer questions about the vast array of resources that are available to Veterans, including Veterans Affairs, Ohio and West Virginia Veteran Service officers, American Legion, Ohio Department of Veteran Services, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Vet Center.

There will also be two mobile units at the event where Veterans can get a free flu shot and receive assistance in setting up VA healthcare.

"The goal of this invaluable event is to help facilitate a connection between our local Veterans and MOVVO," explained Ren'ee Rector, Assistant Director of Advising/Veteran Certifying Official at WSCC and MOVVO member.

MOVVO is a non-profit group of volunteers who work with, or are actively involved in, Veterans service organizations. Among the group's free services, they help Veterans understand and get all the benefits they are eligible for including: education, job search and healthcare.

"MOVVO members have worked very hard to secure participation from the most valuable Veterans resources. We want to provide Veterans with access to resources they may not know exist," Rector explained.

The event will be held on the campus of WSCC in the Commons area of the Main Building on Thursday, November 17 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Questions about the Resource Fair or about MOVVO, contact Ren'ee Rector at 740.374.8716 or Jared Smith at 740.434.0748.

The evening will also include free a meal provided by the local VFW Post 5108 and door prizes donated by local businesses from throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. "This is a great opportunity for our local Veterans to come out to a family-friendly Veteran event, enjoy a delicious free meal and obtain a lot of very useful information," concluded Rector.

For 45 years, Washington State Community College has fueled the community's future through education. We work to make a positive impact by providing opportunities for growth. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student looking to enrich your life, we cultivate pathways to guide you toward future growth. Be inspired. Be WSCC. For more information about Washington State Community College, visit www.wscc.edu or call 740.374.8716.

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