Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The CincyVets group on LinkedIn has 48 members and we are trying to have our first luncheon next month at Cincinnati State. I also attended a meeting of Veterans Helping Veterans at the College. Veterans Helping Veterans is a student group for veterans attending the college. They are trying to raise funds to create a student loan program. Students using the GI Bill or VA benefits often experience a delay between when the benefit pays and when tuition is due. To help bridge the gap, the loan would allow students to borrow the money to pay for that term's tuition or to purchase the textbooks. Once the GI Bill or VA benefit pays, the student pays back the loan. This is an excellent opportunity for local veterans groups or business interested in supporting veterans to help out. If any of you are interested or know of a group that may be able to help, please let me know.