Veterans Support Group, Inc. opens in McDonough
By Jason Smith
Jim Dunn, chief operating officer of the newly-formed Veterans Support Group, Inc., (VSG) says he and chief executive officer Bob Van Dunk want to help fill a void locally to help military veterans.
L. to r.: Bob VanDunk and Jim Dunn have opened a support group for area veterans. Photo by Seth Jackson
“The void is that we have so many homeless veterans in the Henry County area, and we’re trying to get food to the homeless vets,” says Dunn. “Veterans have served this country, and I think it’s time we give back to them.”
VSG recently opened it’s doors in McDonough to veterans of all branches, providing free assistance with service-related claims and helping them obtain medical attention and housing. Their staff helps veterans navigate the VA Benefits process, and prepare their forms and collect necessary documentation for filing claims. They also provide direction for medical attention and train veterans on using the My HealtheVet, E-Benefits and state benefit informational websites, and work with the United Way and Habitat for Humanity to help veterans find housing.
VSG will conduct weekly support meetings for veterans dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Van Dunk, a trained PTSD mediator and the group’s chief executive officer, will lead the meetings with proven techniques to help veterans cope and overcome symptoms of PTSD.
For more information, visit www.vets.org, e-mail info@ vetsg.org or call 770-284-3306.