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Veterans outreach hours announced

Published January 17. 2014 05:00PM

State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is announcing his veterans outreach hours for the remaining weeks of January.

The Mobile Veterans Center will visit the American Legion in Lehighton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, weather permitting. The legion is located at 314 Veterans Ave.

Some of the services provided at the center for veterans and their dependents include individual, group, family and bereavement counseling; medical referrals; assistance in applying for Veterans Affairs benefits; employment counseling; guidance and referrals; and alcohol and drug assessments.

The American Legion will also have an outreach specialist at Heffley's district office in Lehighton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. The office is located at 110 North Third St., second floor. Area veterans may seek assistance during those hours for information pertaining to specific benefits and programs

To schedule an appointment, please call Heffley's district offices, in Lehighton at 610-377-6363 or in Albrightsville at 570- 722-8700.

In addition, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) will have a representative at Heffley's Lehighton office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The goal of this event is to provide assistance to any constituent with a question best addressed by the federal government.

"These services are offered in addition to our regular office hours," Heffley said. "I'm happy to help any constituents with questions and proud to give back to our local veterans."

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