Assisting Veterans in need - 5:07
with Laura LeBlanc, Volunteers of America, Michigan
Posted Jan 23, 2017
They spend their days helping veterans, seniors, and families in need. Volunteers of America Michigan provides help for the homeless, food for the hungry, employment and shelter for veterans, housing for poor seniors, and a helping hand for struggling families. Volunteers of America Michigan also is the state's largest private provider of services to veterans. Outside the VA, nobody works with more of the men and women who have served this country. Visit Volunteers of America, Michigan on the web, Facebook and Twitter. Interview recorded on January 19th, 2017.
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