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From Dave Mosley, Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans:

I am happy to announce the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) reviewed and ranked the 2016 Low Income Housing Tax Credit applications. The Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans, Inc. (DCHV) application for the Pearl Center has been initially ranked and awarded 2016 tax credits!

The Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans, Inc. (DCHV) is very excited to be able to take advantage of this opportunity to renovate and reopen the Layton Home as the Pearl Center a 51 unit apartment building providing Permanent Housing plus supportive services to Veterans and their families.

The Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans will transform the former Layton Home located at 300 E 8th Street, Wilmington, a four story, 48,000 sq ft vacant property, into a thriving 51 unit apartment building – the Pearl Center. Every Veteran will have ready access to the on-site services provided by the Wilmington VA Medical Center and other community based organizations they need most to achieve enduring success. Included with the Studios, 1-Bedroom and 2-Bedroom Apartments will be Community Meeting Rooms on each floor, Laundry Rooms on each floor, Conference and Training Rooms and a large Commercial Kitchen. Residents will have the chance to be part of a safe and welcoming community alongside other Veterans’ families.

DCHV currently has two multi-bed homes, providing housing for 26 formerly homeless Veterans. Now, we have the opportunity to expand housing and supportive services to more Veterans – male and female Veterans – and Veterans’ families in need of safe and affordable permanent housing.

For questions, or to seek further info, please contact Dave Mosley at davemos8@comcast.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2016
Contact: Dave Skocik 736-8500

DOVER — The Delaware Veterans Coalition will meet on Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at FOP Lodge 3, Kitts Hummock.(Map)
The Coalition, founded in May 2011, was recently tributed by the Delaware Legislature on its 5th anniversary. We are a non-partisan, nonprofit organization open to all honorably-discharged veterans living in Delaware. We represent issues that affect all generations of veterans to elected officials and community leaders.

“We work with our elected officials to underscore the talents and needs of veterans,” said Paul Davis. “Together we have a powerful voice.”

A membership app is available online at www.DelawareVeteransCoalition.com, but meetings are open to all Delaware veterans, regardless of membership. The website also allows the public to opt into a free automatic updates on all veteran-related legislation streamed from the state legislature.

Call 302-697-8384 or email pauldavis5233@comcast.net for more information.

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June 30, 2016

From JP Morgan Chase Bank:
JP Morgan Chase Bank will conduct hiring interviews on Wednesday, August 3, in Newark. Positions will be for AML/KYC Officers (intelligence background is a plus), Analysts, and Project Managers. We do not require previous banking experience but applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, be highly analytical, and have advanced Microsoft Office skills. Please have those interested email an updated resume to sarah.reed@chase.com. We have 40 interview slots. If they are not able to attend the event but are interested in our positions please contact me so we can discuss areas of interest.

Sarah Reed
Military & Veteran Recruiting
1111 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH. 43240 | P: 614-217-8318 |
sarah.reed@chase.com | www.jpmorganchase.com/careers

JP Morgan Chase

JP Morgan Chase Veteran Jobs Mission

A possible business opportunity from Ice House America Feature Franchise for veterans.

Visit the Ice House America Franchise Opportunity webpage

NOTE: The Delaware Veterans Coalition does not endorse any offer. We are merely passing along information from other veteran-related sources.

For other Franchise Opportunities available to Veterans visit the Veterans Business Services Franchise webpage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2016
Contact: Dave Skocik 736-8500 cell

Delaware State News/ Doug Curran (used with permission) The Delaware Veterans Coalition was honored at the historic Old State House on The Green in Dover on its fifth anniversary. L to R: Rep. Earl Jaques; Sen. Dave Lawson; Paul Davis, Coalition VP; Rep. Bill Carson; Dave Skocik, Coalition president; Sen. Brian Bushweller; Rep. Steve Smyk. Back row: Rep Trey Paradee; Joe Startt Jr., VVA Chapter 850 president; and Rep. Harvey Kenton.

Delaware State News/ Doug Curran (used with permission)
The Delaware Veterans Coalition was honored at the historic Old State House on The Green in Dover on its fifth anniversary. L to R: Rep. Earl Jaques; Sen. Dave Lawson; Paul Davis, Coalition VP; Rep. Bill Carson; Dave Skocik, Coalition president; Sen. Brian Bushweller; Rep. Steve Smyk. Back row: Rep Trey Paradee; Joe Startt Jr., VVA Chapter 850 president; and Rep. Harvey Kenton.

DOVER – The Delaware Veterans Coalition will host meetings in all three counties in conjunction with its 5th anniversary.

Veterans of all generations who reside in Delaware are welcome to attend regardless of membership and to bring a fellow veteran. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.

Monday – 5/23 – Terry Campus, Downes Lecture Hall, Bldg 100, 100 Campus Drive, Dover
Tuesday – 5/24 – Jack F Owens Campus, Carter Partnership Center, Bldg 5, Room 529, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown
Wednesday – 5/25 – Stanton Campus, Conference Center, 400 Stanton-Christian Road, Newark

The Veterans Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan, pro-bono lobbying organization, works with elected officials and community leaders on issues affecting Delaware veterans. It was recently recognized by the Delaware Legislature for its service to fellow veterans. “We are a statewide organization and want to engage with our brother and sister veterans from all counties,” said Dave Skocik, Coalition president.

Although created with the unique mission of lobbying at the State level, the Coalition also regularly works with federal officials on behalf of veterans of all generations who reside in Delaware.

With a representative in each county, the Coalition has engaged in many public activities, including lobbying for the creation of the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund, which was signed into law in 2013.

Its website at www.DelawareVeteransCoalition.com lists opportunities for veterans and provides a free link to all legislation concerning Delaware Veterans.

Elected officials are invited to attend to dialog with veterans. Email dskocik@aol.com with questions.

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Reprinted with permission from the Delaware State News

Special to the Delaware State News/ Doug Curran

Special to the Delaware State News/ Doug Curran

Rep. Bill Carson, center, joined by President Dave Skocik and Vice President Paul Davis, and other legislators deliver a tribute to the Delaware Veterans Coalition on its fifth anniversary at the Old State House on The Green in Dover on Wednesday. With the slogan “Veterans are our only business,” the Veterans Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan, pro-bono lobbying organization that works with Delaware’s elected officials and community leaders on issues affecting all generations of Delaware veterans. Although created with the unique mission of lobbying at the State level, the Coalition also regularly works with federal officials on behalf of veterans. With a representative in each of Delaware’s three counties, the Coalition has engaged in many public activities, including lobbying for the creation of the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund, which was eventually passed and placed under the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Coalition then created the Friends of Delaware Veterans Inc., as the official fundraising organization of the Veterans Trust Fund and continues to support its efforts. The Veterans Coalition additionally participates in many public events and projects, including the Dover Mayor’s Veteran Homelessness project; the annual Wreaths Across America event at Legislative Hall; the dedication of veterans memorials for the state; three annual ceremonies at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park; and other events for state and local organizations as requested.

From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water. You may be eligible for VA health benefits if you served on active duty (veterans) or resided (family members) at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987. Veterans who are determined to be eligible will be able to receive VA health care. In addition, care for qualifying health conditions is provided at no cost to the Veteran (including co-payments).

For more information, visit http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/index.asp

Below is a message we received from Representative John Carney and asked us to spread the word.

Message from Representative John Carney:

I wanted to let you know that this April, I’m holding another series of Veterans Office Hours throughout the state. We’ll have representatives from the VA and veterans service organizations to help folks access benefits and cut through the red tape. If you, or a veteran you know, is in need of assistance, I hope you’ll join me at one of these events. They’ll be held:

Kent
Monday, April 11
American Legion Fox Post #2
835 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sussex
Friday, April 22
American Legion Post #28
31768 Legion Rd,
Millsboro, DE 19966

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Castle
Monday, April 25
National Guard Headquarters
250 Airport Road
New Castle, DE 19720

1:30 pm -3:30 pm

These office hours not only serve as a resource for our veterans, they also allow me to get a better picture of the problems folks are running into with their healthcare and benefits, so I can address these issues head on. Last year, we had over 100 veterans attend each event.

As Vice President Biden often says, our nation’s one truly sacred obligation is to prepare and equip those we send into harm’s way, and to care for them when they come home. These Office Hours are my way of making sure we do just that.

For more information, you can visit my Facebook page here, or my website here. In addition, you can call my office at (302) 691-7333. Don’t forget to spread the word!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2016
Contact: Dave Skocik 736-8500

DOVER — The Delaware Veterans Coalition will host its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at FOP Lodge 3 in Kitts Hummock.(Map)
Elections for president, vice president, treasurer and secretary will be held at the meeting. Every member is good standing is eligible to stand for office.
The Delaware Veterans Coalition, Inc., founded in May 2011, is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization open to all honorably-discharged veterans living in Delaware. It represents issues that affect all generations of Delaware’s veterans to elected officials and community leaders.
The organization’s slogan is “Veterans are our only business.”
Its website at www.DelawareVeteransCoalition.com provides information on events and training for veterans and automatically downloads information on legislative bills that affect veterans and their families, according to Dave Skocik, organizational president.
“We work with our elected officials to underscore the talents and needs of veterans,” said Paul Davis, coalition vice president. “Together we have a powerful voice. Issues the Coalition has addressed and supported include:

  • Creation in September 2013 of the Veterans Trust Fund to assist Delaware veterans and their families in financial emergencies.
  • The Veterans Watchmaking Initiative, to be built in Middletown, will train disabled American veterans as expert watchmakers and provide them with a lifelong profession.
  • An ongoing dialogue with the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and other organizations.
  • Working to keep young retiring veterans in Delaware by advocating for tax reductions on their military retirement as they enter 2nd careers, including those who start businesses.

The meetings are open to all veterans, regardless of membership. Call 302-697-8384 or email pauldavis5233@comcast.net for more information.

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