Veterans Administration Phone Bank
WXXI and 13WHAM-TV are partnering with the Veterans Administration (VA) to encourage local veterans to register for VA services by hosting a one-day phone bank at WXXI on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
Local veterans can call (585) 454-6300 or 1-800-292-WXXI between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to register by phone. VA volunteers will be staffing the phone bank. 13WHAM News will broadcast live from the phone bank at WXXI starting on 13WHAM News This Morning.
The VA has found that many veterans don't know they need to register before accessing services, which includes counseling, medical and dental benefits. The VA is doing outreach events like the one hosted by WXXI and 13 WHAM TV in various cities across the country.