Veterans Day is Opportunity to Support Local Families
The YMCA at Virginia Tech helps veterans and their families access needed resources.

Throughout the year, and especially on Veterans Day, the YMCA at Virginia Tech supports veterans and their families. with We are planning to initiate programs and initiatives that improve their well-being and provide opportunities to connect with each other. On Monday, November 6, 2023 the Y will have a Mobile Vet Center on site to offer information and resources available to local veterans. The Y will offer meals for vets to enjoy onsite and food packages to take home. We are especially excited to partner Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets November Company who will be present to meet and interact with veterans in attendance.

“While families across our community experience food insecurity, veterans who served in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are twice as likely to be food insecure compared to the general population, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Ryan Martin, CEO & Executive Director of the YMCA at Virginia Tech. “We are excited to collaborate with the VA Mobile Vet Center this Veterans Day week to not only show appreciation to our community’s veterans for their service, but to ensure they are connected to resources they may need for their own health and for the well-being of their families.”

Department of Veterans Affairs
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is an agency of the federal government that provides benefits, health care and cemetery services to military Veterans. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, a cabinet-level official, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Jobs For Veterans Program- VEC

Master Gardeners
Free “Plants to Share”
Take home some cuttings, root them in water or soil for the winter
Grow them through the summer and share cutting with family, friends, and strangers that you would like to see smile.
Provided as a collaboration between Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of the New River Valley, Bio Build, and the YMCA at Virginia Tech. Enjoy the health and wellness benefits of nurturing nature and loving plants and sharing with others.

Montgomery County Government-recruiting for full-time and part-time positions.
We employ nearly 600 full-time and part-time individuals and offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits to employees. We have an on-site fitness center and a medical clinic at the Government Center. We have numerous employee events and activities throughout the year and won the Virginia Association of Counties Achievement Award for our Employee Engagement Committee. For job-related courses, tuition reimbursement is offered. Montgomery County is a great place to work and live.

Montgomery County Department of Social Services
The agency will be there to provide information about programs that we offer such as SNAP, SNAP ET, Fuel, Medicaid, etc. As well as how to apply for benefits and assistance through our agency.

Roanoke Veteran Center
The Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be on site to provide Service Members, Veterans and their families with information on services/programs they may be eligible for.

Salem VA Health Care System
In an effort to ensure awareness of benefits available to Veterans; Salem VA Healthcare System staff will be available to provide resources, field questions, address concerns and provide follow up to your health care needs.

The primary focus by doing this Veteran’s Outreach is to make sure that every Veteran who is eligible for VA health care can access that health care and is aware of resources available to them.

Mobile Vaccination Van to provide Flu shots to Veterans on site.

VFW Post 5311
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5311, which serves veterans in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and across the New River Valley. We support local veterans in a variety of ways, from direct financial assistance to scholarships to emotional support through camaraderie with other veterans at our post in Christiansburg.

Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Veteran and Military Spouse employment within the Commonwealth

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets November Company
We trace our history to the founding of Virginia Tech in 1872, but our experience is modern, agile, and unlike anything else offered on campus. We are a four-year, full-time leader development program focused on building teamwork, character, and problem-solving skills that make a difference in today's world. November Company was newly formed in 2022 and has adopted the YMCA at Virginia Tech for their community service hours. November Company will take a leading partnership role in the YMCA at Virginia Tech ongoing Veterans programs.

Vittles for Vets
Vittles for Vets is a non-profit 501 C-3 organization that was founded in December 2014 by veterans for veterans. Our primary purpose is to distribute gift cards for nutritious food to qualifying veterans. We also conduct special drives to meet the needs of veterans and their families who have qualified for our program through Virginia veteran services.

Virginia Department of Veterans Services/ Virginia Veteran and Family Support

Veterans Day event