Mobile vet center coming to Borger

The Mobile Vet Center (MVC) of Amarillo is coming to Borger to conduct a 2012 Veteran Outreach in Hutchinson County.The MVC will be in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot, 1404 W. Wilson St., on Aug. 17, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. This event will be open to all Veterans, their families, and the public. The MVC provides education about readjustment counseling services offered at Vet Centers. All War Zone Vets qualify for counseling services. War Zone Vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Military Sexual Trauma may receive care at any Vet Center or MVC. They will also give three referral sessions to Non-War Zone Vets as well. Certain families of active duty service men and women who have died while on active duty may qualify for bereavement services. Vet Centers offer free counseling to returning Veterans and their families in dealing with the effects of war. This program was established in 1979 to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. The MVC in Amarillo is one of 50 MVCs used throughout the United States. Each MVC is staffed with a technician and MVC Counselor, which makes it convenient to offer community education about Vet Center services and bring Readjustment Counseling Services closer to Veterans within the broad geographical community. For more information call William R. Donaldson, Counselor, or Shawn T. White, Technician, at 354-9779.