"I took over as executive director about a year ago, and I was a commissioner for 10 years on the commission," he said. "One of the problems we have is getting out the message as to what we do. Quite sadly, a lot of people don't know that we exist. Let alone know what we do."
He discussed how successful the program has been to help qualified vets with up to
"We decided that we would pay
He added that the prospect of area veterans not using the resources that the commission has available is sad.
"We have a lot of proud people in
"I turn away no one," Landers said. "There are 43,000 veterans in
Help with disability or pension issues, fiscal problems, medical care, mental health, as well as, help for widows of veterans are just several of the topics that the commission can help with according to Landers.
"We have a lot of veterans out there that suffer from PTSD, brain injuries and other mental health issues," Landers said, explaining that he's very aggressive in helping those who served deal with these issues.
"I didn't know anything at all about them and I've been a veteran for 50 or more years," Klepacz said. "There are a lot of veterans like myself that didn't realize that there was someone like you and you're staff out there to help out. I appreciate what you've done for me personally."
Anyone veteran interested in getting assistance from the commission can call Landers at 937-225-4801 or by emailing [email protected].
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