November 11 is known as the day we pay tribute to those who have fought and are currently fighting for our freedom: our veterans.

As we honor all who served our country, there are still not enough words to adequately show appreciation for their sacrifice.

Commissioner Adrian Garcia entered office with goals to make Precinct 2 a better place, and one was to create more opportunities that would better the lives of our veterans. At a Commissioners Court meeting held on October 8, 2019, Commissioner Garcia declared the V.V. Ramsey Community Center, located in 16003 Lorenzo St in Channelview, TX 77530, as the official V.V. Ramsey Veterans Center.

“I’m proud to establish a center in Precinct 2 that will help our veterans with all the services they deserve,” said Commissioner Adrian Garcia.

Precinct 2’s Veteran Services Program is committed to providing a service program that not only Precinct 2 veterans can benefit from, but also their dependents and surviving family members.

Veterans can walk-in or make an appointment to receive assistance with the following:

VA CLAIMS

  • VA Benefits Compensation Claims
  • VA Non-Service Connected Pension Claims
  • House and Nursing Home visits the Elderly and Physically Challenged
  • Filling out your DD-214 with the County Clerk’s Office
  • Champ VA Insurance Claims for Dependents
  • VA Dependent Claims
  • VA Medical Claims

BENEFITS ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL

  • Compensation Service
  • Pension
  • Burial
  • GI Home Loans
  • Education
  • Land Program
  • Housing Assistance
  • Home Improvement Loans
  • Education Hazelwood Act

Young and elderly veterans can qualify for the many benefits this program offers as long as they have served on active duty for at least 90 days. Aside from these services, the Program also offers free transportation to and from Houston’s VA Medical Center and Regional Office for Precinct 2 veterans and family members from the following areas:

  • Baytown
  • Channelview
  • Crosby
  • Deer Park
  • Highlands
  • La Porte
  • North Shore
  • Pasadena

“This Veteran Services Program is about helping our veterans adjust and getting them back out in the world,” said Joseph Rivera, Assistant Veterans Service Officer. “I can say that it helps lives because it helped mine,” Rivera continued.

As the V.V. Ramsey facility becomes the official center for our Precinct 2 veterans, the community is coming together to celebrate its inauguration. Please join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 19, 2019, on 16003 Lorenzo St., Channelview, TX 77530 at 10 AM.

Ribbon Cutting Invitatiion

For more information on veteran services, call V.V. Ramsey Veterans Center at (713) 274-9570, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. To learn more about transportation routes, you can call the Transportation Department at (713) 274-2340 from Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM.

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