New organization aimed at helping local veterans


A new organization for veterans and by veterans is trying to gain support in the region.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Abingdon, Virginia have created an organization called LAMMP- Local Area Military Meeting Place.

Their first meeting at the Glade Spring Library was held on Tuesday and the group's purpose is to connect veterans with other veterans who can talk with them about problems they're having and connect them with programs, including ones that can assist them in getting benefits.

"We're not trying to reinvent the wheel, we're more of a portal. They've got this issue. Let's direct it here. We have service officers to help with here. Bill can help us with something that goes this way. All we're doing is facilitating," said organizer Kyle Craig.

All residents including non-veterans are invited to attend their meetings. Their next gathering is scheduled for February 23 at the Glade Spring Library beginning at 6:30 p.m.