Veterans Resource Fair held in Parkersburg

Published: May. 3, 2018 at 7:21 PM EDT
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It was all about helping veterans at the Veterans Resource Fair in Parkersburg Thursday afternoon.

More than 30 vendors showed up to give veterans a look at way they can get with everything from banking to education.

During the fair, sessions were offered that covered disability claims and employment. There were even free haircuts offered to those in attendance.

“It’s almost humbling to see how many people have turned out; how many organizations have showed up to support veterans in the Mid-Ohio Valley.” says John Corra with Jan Dils Attorney at Law.

Sharon Kesselring, executive director of the Northwest West Virginia chapter of the American Red Cross talked about all of the groups in attendance.

“We’ve got some businesses, banks. We’ve got different veterans' organizations that are not government affiliated. We have different veterans' organizations that are government affiliated. If they have a need that they walk in with here today, we can address it and make sure that they are never forgotten in this community.”

The goal of the fair was to help veterans with anything that they could have a need for and let them know that there is help for them.

If you would like to help volunteer with Joining Community Forces to help Veterans, the group that put on the fair, you can go to for more information.

If you would like to volunteer, contact Amy Long with the West Virginia Army National Guard Family Assistance Center at 304-561-6107.