Mesquite Self Storage of Mesquite, Nev., is hosting a garage sale put on by Vietnam Veterans of Mesquite. All proceeds of the sale, which will be held on June 19, 8 a.m. to noon, will be used to help fund the construction of the new Mesquite Veterans Center. The sale will include items such as kitchenware, TVs, electronics, furniture and housewares.
Vietnam Veterans of Mesquite, formed in the summer of 2007, is a chapter of the national Vietnam Veterans of America. The group advocates on veterans’ issues locally and nationally, offering claims assistance and representation in the claims process. It seeks full access to quality healthcare for veterans, works to create a positive public perception of veterans, holds government agencies accountable for following laws that mandate veterans’ healthcare, and assists in identifying the range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service.
The Mesquite chapter holds monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month at the Falcon Ridge Hotel in Mesquite. It recently held a veterans honor breakfast attended by Mayor Susan Holecheck.
Though the Mesquite Veterans Center is not yet built, its supporters have already helped vets obtain about $1,500,000 in compensation for their military service, according to Vietnam veteran Al Litman. An accredited veteran-service officer is available to provide assistance at various locations throughout the week: Mondays at the Mesquite Senior Center (10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.), Tuesday through Thursday by appointment, and Wednesday and Friday at the Veterans Service Office at 830 Hafen Lane.
Sources: The Mesquite Local News, Vets hold garage sale; Mesquite Local News, Local veterans gather to honor their brotherhood; www.vvamesquite.org