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Veteran assistance offered by CCAA

A pair of $300,000 grants are helping veterans throughout the area with a number of services.

Shenika Arredondo, community services director with the Cornerstone Community Action Agency, which serves Jack County, said the agency has recently received the grants to help low-income vets with rent, mortgage, utility, transportation and dental services.

The program will match individuals with a specialized family advocate to help identify the veteran’s specific needs. Once the needs have been identified ad the vet eligible to receive assistance, it will begin.

“We can also help with such things as car repairs, fuel, loan payments, insurance and others,” Arredondo explained. “Obviously, you’ll have to prove that you were in the service, but we’re willing to help you get those documents if you don’t have them available.”

Hanna Adams, executive director of CCAA, said the agency has a longstanding willingness to work with veterans.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 11, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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