Comstock's magazine 1118 - November 2018 - Page 22

n RSVP SALUTING VETERANS Volunteers of America Veteran Services HONORED TO SERVE THOSE WHO SERVED G reg Waldron, who served in the “While veterans are away ensuring our Army, didn’t have the easiest freedom, they don’t have the opportunity transition upon returning home. to set the foundation to build a network for Married with two children, the family employment and their future upon return. found themselves homeless and living This is why we are committed to helping in their truck. Greg sought out help from them build their network with the right Volunteers of America Veteran Services, tools and resources so that they can start and staff quickly identified his skill set their future in the civilian world.” in Signal (communications) experience. VOA Veteran Services contacted BT Collins Army Reserve Center about an open position, and successfully helped Greg land an interim teaching job at the Army Reserve’s Signal School. “Veterans possess skills and talents that are absolutely an asset in businesses,” continued Baumgartner. While not every veteran has a degree, all have experience that goes beyond what can be learned in a classroom. Greg is an outstanding example “VOA’s services and commitment to helping of how our services at VOA can make a veterans was indispensable to me,” says positive impact for our veterans.” Greg Waldron. “Not only did they help me find employment, but housing as well. A month after seeking help I was hired at the Army Reserves as a civilian instructor, and less than one year after that my wife and I became homeowners.” VOA Veteran Services, an advocate for “We aim to give homeless veterans and their families the tools to overcome their barriers to housing and employment, attain and maintain stable housing, find and keep sufficiency-level employment, and gain access to resources that will help them live positive, independent lives.” JULIE BAUMGARTNER veterans and their families, are committed to providing services that will help empower veterans, and set them up for success. As Julie Baumgartner, Employment & Training Manager from VOA Veteran Services says, 22 comstocksmag.com | November 201 8 10618 Schirra Ave, Mather, CA 95655 | 916.661.5149 | vsc@voa-ncnn.org | www.voa-ncnn.org