Programs and systems have been put in place to help the veterans of Laredo. Now, there are more support groups and resources than ever available to the masses. To find what you are looking for, you may have to look into local, statewide, and nationwide resources available in your area.
Your local Vet Center is your best bet for finding resources in your city. The Laredo Vet Center sits at 6999 McPherson Road, Suite 112. You can call and speak to a representative at 956-723-4680. You can also walk into the facility during their operating hours, which are 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The building also stays open on the first Saturday of every month to ensure veterans have enough time to find the information they need.
The Laredo Veterans Coalition is your other option in the city. Residing at 1 Washington St., the Coalition strives to provide all possible resources to veterans in the area and ensure they get the help they need. You can call to discuss your options at (956) 726-1008.
The Texas Veterans Portal is an online resource available to all veterans in the state. It connects those who served with other family members, friends, and caregivers. You can use the site to discover all information regarding housing and loans, legal and financial help, health and wellness, and more.
The Veterans Land Board serves all veterans of Texas. The goal of the board is to help veterans qualify for loans of land and houses. With only a five-percent down payment, men and women who have served can get a land loan. Special home improvement loans also help people make home repairs to existing houses that are in disarray. The Texas Veterans Home Improvement Program offers this option.
Only one primary VFW post resides in Laredo. The following is its name, address, and meeting time:
Post 9194 Laredo Memorial Post - 809 Zaragoza St. - 7 PM on the third Thursday each month.
You can use the “Find a Post” tool on the VFW website to find additional posts in the surrounding areas. Details regarding the quartermaster and commander of each post are included. You can also see the meeting times and places for support sessions.
Laredo Harley Davidson opened a new shop. They decided to use that new location to draw in people and host a Veteran’s Day Celebration to honor the past and present soldiers of the area. Food, music, and prizes get offered at the event, where families are encouraged to come and participate. It takes place the first Saturday of November, the week before Veteran’s Day.
Downtown Laredo is the place to be on Veteran’s Day. The annual parade gets held in this part of town. Local veterans, along with local schools, march in the parade to celebrate all of the brave men and women who have fought for the country. The parade runs past the St. Peters Church.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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