I will be participating at Project Salute this weekend. If you know of a veteran that has had trouble navigating VA benefits, please encourage them to attend.
The American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division will be hosting Project Salute this Friday and Saturday. Project Salute connects volunteer lawyers with veterans to educate veterans on available benefits and to assist them in obtaining these benefits. Currently, over 1,000,000 decisions on VA benefits are pending, a majority of which have been pending for more than half a year. Project Salute will be held at the Coliseum (1826 W. McDowell Road) on Friday, March 8, 2013, and on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Project Salute is a larger part of Arizona Stand Down this weekend (March 8-10), which provides services to Arizona’s homeless veterans, including housing assistance, substance abuse counseling, DES employment and benefits assistance, social security information, tax services, legal aid, and other services like meals, clothing, haircuts, showers, and pet care.