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American Legion System Worth-Saving Town Hall Meeting and Crisis Center Operation

DENVER - July 9, 2014 - PRLog -- A town hall meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 14 at American Legion Post 4 on 2124 Country Road 54 G in Fort Collins. The meeting is open to the general public and local veterans are encouraged to attend, especially those affected by wait-time delays in getting access to their health care at the Fort Collins CBOC..

Department Service Officer Dean Casey and Administrative Tech Erika Wycoff will be present at American Legion Post 4 during the town hall meeting to assist veterans and their families with claims that need to be filed or provide answer to questions about the claim process.

Veterans Crisis Command Center will also be held at Post 4 from July 15 to the 18th. Members of the Legion’s national staff, Department of Colorado Service Office and the VA facilities staff will be on hand to assist veterans and their families. Services provided will include assistance in filing for VA appointment scheduling, grief counseling, benefits claims, and help with enrollment in VA health care.

Department Service Officer Dean Casey and/or Administrative Tech Erika Wycofand will be available during the Crisis Center hours of operation to assist veterans and their families by providing answers to questions, help with claims and explain the duty of the veterans advocate during the claims process.

Operating hours for the crisis center at Post 4 are noon to 8 p.m. on July 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the 16th and 17th, and 8 a.m. to noon on the 18th.

The American Legion, with help from the VA, has been operating week-long crisis centers for veterans and family members since early June – in Phoenix, Fayetteville, N.C., and El Paso, Texas. The Legion plans to operate such centers throughout the summer in several cities affected by delayed VA health care.

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For more information contact Darrell Myers, Public Relations Officer, at 303-366-5201 or by e-mail at observer@coloradolegion.org

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