VA Minority Summit Dallas

In the picture above are Channel Bankston-Carter (right) Director Strategic Outreach Center, And Denise Wright (left) Senior Program Analyst. These are just two of the many wonderful VA employees that are helping to forge a new path.

Also in the picture is Edna Vassar (center right) Dwayne Vassar Sr (on one knee) Jean Vassar (center left). We are all volunteers for Sergeant Majors Place.

Our team had a great time at the summit in Dallas. We left with a lot of information that will help us to help others. We met many people with a wealth of knowledge. As a veteran I was very excited to learn about the new direction that the VA is headed. We heard about the many good initiatives out there to help not only with general health, but also mental health and the homelessness crisis facing so many of our veterans today.

 

Another one of the larger topics discussed while we were at the summit is the mission act. I’m glad to see that the VA is finally taking steps towards helping those in more rural areas and those that have a hard time getting in the VA facilities. If you’re not familiar with the mission act, here is the link. Please take your time to take a look at it, share it with your friends as well as other veterans that might need it.

 

https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5264

 

 

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