The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills has a message for military veterans: They may have more benefits coming to them than they realize.
To breach the apparent information gap, Mayor James Barberio and the town's Council on Veterans' Affairs will host a free Veterans' Outreach Fair April 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Parsippany Police Athletic League building at 33 Baldwin Road.
"Upon returning home, many of those veterans need help finding jobs, addressing their medical needs or finding housing," said a statement from the mayor's office. "Many older veterans need help obtaining various veteran, disabled person and senior citizen tax deductions."
The stated purpose of the fair is to provide veterans with emotional support and services that can be tailored to their needs.
The event is still in the process of being organized. Those interested in participating or setting up a booth at the veterans' event may call Michele Sylvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-263-4256. Tables will be supplied at no charge.
So far, the following groups have indicated that they will be involved with the fair: VITAS Hospice Care, G.I. Go Fund, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Assessing Department, Welcome Home Vets of NJ, Helmets to Hard Hats – Building & Construction Trades, Northern NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery, JCP&L, PSE&G, Vietnam Vets of America, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Respect the Vet, NJ Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, County of Morris Department of Human Services, Veterans Home Care of NJ LLC., Jersey City and U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen.