Valuable MVRC partners, members of the community and military personnel came together on August 14 at Hope Community Church for the MVRC Military Service Provider Fair, developing and strengthening connections in order to better serve military, veterans and their families.
After a brief program featuring the presentation of the colors by the Middle East Region Civil Air Patrol and comments by Representative Grier Martin, attendees toured more than 40 exhibits featuring a variety of resources available to the military community.
“It was fantastic to see so many of our partners come together to connect and learn more about each other. MVRC seeks to help agencies and organizations connect the dots in order to improve the continuity of care for our military and veterans. Events like the Provider Fair allows organizations to make lasting connections that will help the next time an individual seeks assistance,” said MVRC interim board chair, Erin Timmermans.
Partners participated in an ice breaker to encourage networking, collecting signatures of new contacts. Tavenia Williams from Passage Home collected the most signatures, winning a Lowe’s gift card. Blake Hodges, with the Wake Tech student veterans program, came in second and won a free session with Yoga Warrior.