Collin County Veterans Coalition – Inaugural Meeting

More than 40 supporters of veteran services attended the inaugural Collin County Veterans Coalition on Friday, November 9, 2012, held at the Collin College Higher Education Center.  Attendees included elected officials, community leaders, representatives of local veterans programs, and many veterans themselves.

The coalition’s mission is to identify, inform and support veterans and their families through education, networking and collaboration.  In order to fulfill this mission, the coalition aims to provide a central point of contact for veteran services in Collin County and to improve and expand on needs in order to serve our local veterans as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Since its inaugural meeting and recent press coverage in the Neighborsgo section of the Dallas Morning News, Community Lifeline Center has received numerous calls and inquiries as to how local organizations and veterans can support the coalition’s effort.

“We are thrilled at the outpouring of interest and support that folks in Collin County have shown regarding the coalition’s intentions,” said Jennibeth Brackett, veteran program coordinator for Community Lifeline Center.  “Just from our initial meeting, the participants came up with some very important and timely issues for us to address as community that wants to serve its veterans better.”

The next meeting for the coalition is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2013 at the American Legion Post 321 in Plano.  For more information on how to support the coalition’s efforts, contact Jennibeth Brackett at jbrackett@communitylifeline.org.

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