COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Columbia Vet Center is celebrating 40 years Friday with a resource fair.
The fair provides veterans help with enrolling for Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and to speak with community service providers and representatives of veteran-owned businesses in Mid-Missouri.
Based on a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015,
A 2015 survey by the U.S. Census Bureau showed 341,000 working-age veterans fell below the official poverty level of $11,770 per year.
Also, according to census data, the working-poor rates are highest among veterans and non-veterans between the ages of 17 and 24 years old (9.8 percent and 19 percent, respectively).
The event also coincides with Flag Day and the U.S. Army’s birthday.
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