Friday, December 7, 2007

Need Help?

Are You a Veteran Looking for a Job?

Contact Jobs Etc. Employment & Training Center. Jobs Etc. is located at 3660 N. Washington Boulevard, Sarasota, FL and may be contacted by phone at (941) 358-4200.

Want to Know if You are Eligible for Combat Related Special Compensation?

The Army has a web site with all the facts and an 800 number if you have a question. Just click here to go to

Looking For Answers to Your VA Questions?

Call the Sarasota County Veterans Service Office at (941) 861-2899 or visit them at the Sarasota County Health Department, 2200 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL. This building is on the corner of Ringling Boulevard and School in downtown Sarasota.

Jerry Derrick and his team of experts provide answers to your veteran related questions, help obtaining veterans benefits, referrals to other organizations that can help you and provide help to veterans, their families and surviving spouses.

Please take advantage of their skills, knowledge and expertise. To e-mail the Veterans Service Office please click here.

Want to Submit a Request for Your Medals?

Go online and get the forms you need to request medals you have earned while in service. This is fast and easy. Click here to go to the web site that will help you request your medals.

If you do not have access to a computer just call the Sarasota County Veterans Service Office at (941) 861-2899 and they will mail you the appropriate forms to submit.

Getting Help From Veterans Organizations

There are over fifty veteran and patriotic organizations in Sarasota County. Many of these organizations have volunteer veteran service officers who are trained to help you. Take the time to find the organization closest to you and stop by and visit them. Most of our member organizations can be found by looking in your local telephone directory. Find out if they have a volunteer veterans service officer, what programs they have to help you, and when they meet. These organizations are there to help local veterans and their members.

If you are eligible to join then please do and add your voice to that of the over 396,000 veterans who live within a seventy-five mile radius of Sarasota County, FL.

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