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For Immediate Release

Veterans Helping Veterans

 Veterans Helping Veterans!

Art is helping to heal the wounds you can’t see in Maine’s veterans- and in a program that brings healing full-circle, veterans are helping veterans one piece of artwork at a time.

Easter Seals Maine serves Veterans statewide providing emergency financial assistance, often when other help is not available.  Their offices now feature the artwork of Veterans from all branches of service who have created amazing handmade pieces in hopes for people to not only appreciate the art and creativity, but to support independent veteran artists.

The American Veteran Arts and Crafts Gallery provided the artwork which is showcased at Easter Seals Maine and will donate a percentage of proceeds to the organization’s Military and Veterans Services Program as well as benefit the artist.  The pieces were created as a type of therapy for the Veterans at AVAACG, whose mission is to celebrate the American Veteran; their past, their now and their future, and recognizing their service, showcasing their art or crafts and encouraging them to pursue their passion.

About Veterans Count Maine
Veterans Count Maine is the fundraising chapter in support of Easter Seals Maine's Military and Veterans Programs, which provides emergency financial assistance, information, counseling and referral to post 9/11 veterans and their families as they make the sometimes challenging transition from military service to civilian life.  Services include help finding employment, housing, affordable vehicle / house maintenance services, and even food, rent, fuel, and heating oil in particularly dire situations.  The program is all philanthropic relies on grants, corporate sponsorship and private donor support.   All funds raised stay here in Maine.  www.vetscount.org/maine

About Easter Seals Maine
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For more information about Easter Seals ME, please visit http://www.eastersealsme.org/.

 

 

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