Veterans News Blog

Vets Issues

Web Site Offers Single Access Point for Wounded Warriors

WASHINGTON (Feb. 25, 2010) – The federal departments of Veterans
Affairs, Labor and Defense unveiled today an improved Web site for
wounded warriors.

"VA is committed to tapping into the full powers of the Internet to
provide accurate, timely, easy to find and easy to understand
information that improves the lives of Veterans, service members, their
families and all who care for them," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Eric K. Shinseki.

The National Resource Directory is a comprehensive, free, online tool
for wounded, ill and injured service members, Veterans and their
families.  Visitors to the site can find an extensive range of
information about Veterans' benefits, including disability and pension
benefits, VA health care and educational opportunities.  The site also
provides information for those who care for Veterans, such as access to
emotional, financial and community assistance.

The Web site has been enhanced to provide a single point of access to a
wealth of information from more than 10,000 sites by federal, state and
local governments and organizations offering services for wounded
warriors.

"This online directory is an invaluable resource for those involved in
helping service members and Veterans," Shinseki said. "Reliable
information about government and private-sector programs can be a
priceless tool."

A recent addition to the Web site is a specialized section where users
can find help for homeless Veterans.  These resources will help end
Veteran homelessness over the next five years.

The new design will help visitors find needed resources easily.  Other
enhancements include a fast, accurate search engine; a "bookmark and
share" capability that allows users to share valuable resources on
Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites; and a news feature with
updates on relevant information and events.  Resources are added daily.

Visit the site at www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: