A new way of connecting veterans with needed services was unveiled on Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester.
The NYServes–Upstate network program will share information across fourteen counties. The idea is that better referrals will be made as a result.
Assemblyman Harry Bronson and Senator Rich Funke were there, providing joint support for the venture.
“They are the reason America is strong. They are the reason America is still here today,” Funke said. “The least we can do is provide the support they need after their military service ends.”
“It doesn’t matter if you’re in the Assembly or Senate, and it doesn’t matter if you’re in the executive’s office,” said Bronson. “The reality is, we all come together when it comes to our veterans, because our veterans have done so very much for us.”
The software and training for the Veterans Outreach Program was given free of charge by the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and The Walmart Foundation.