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Dust Off Those Cowboy Boots and Get Ready to Support Local Veterans

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Tickets Now Available for Make Veterans Count with Jamie Lee Thurston

Burlington—Enjoy an evening out with Vermont’s own Jamie Lee Thurston as he rocks the Higher Ground Ballroom to raise funds for Veterans Count, an organization that financially supports the Easter Seals Vermont Military and Veterans Services Program. The concert, which will also feature a unique beer on tap from 14th Star Brewing Co. and a local opening act, will be held the evening of Saturday, January 23rd at Higher Ground in South Burlington. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.highergroundmusic.com/event/1026265-make-veterans-count-south-burlington/.

“We are so grateful for this year’s event sponsors and supporters including, 14th Star Brewing Co., Champlain Valley Equipment, Darn Tough Vermont, Vermont Veterans Outreach, and WOKO, who have all made this event possible,” said Easter Seals RI Vice President, Mark Johnson. “All of the money raised will stay right here in Vermont, helping local veterans and their families.”

The Easter Seals Vermont Military & Veterans Services program incorporates personalized Care Coordination and Emergency Financial Assistance, to offer a hand-up rather than a hand-out to service members and veterans facing unexpected challenges. Emergency funds are utilized to cut through the red tape and provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families. Emergency Financial Assistance includes, but is not limited to, food, clothing, housing assistance, child care, automotive support, gasoline, and utilities. Once the presenting emergency is addressed our Care Coordinators work with the service members and veterans to create individualized Care Plans for self-sufficiency through financial education, workforce development and connecting individuals to eligible benefits and state/community resources.

About Easter Seals VT
Throughout the State of Vermont, Easter Seals is dedicated to helping families. Easter Seals is the leading agency in the state in helping the Department for Children and Families promote family engagement to keep children safe and to support their well-being. Additionally, Easter Seals helps people with substance abuse and mental illness through the Treatment Court program and provides immediate financial assistance to families in need, which can include anything from keeping their heat on in the winter to allowing children with disabilities attend life-changing summer camp programs. For more information, please visit www.eastersealsvt.org.

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