The Wisconsin-Illinois state line area including: Beloit, South Beloit, Janesville, Whitewater, Rockton, and Roscoe, will be the site of a new veterans chapter for all military veterans.
The National Association for Black Veterans Inc. (NABVETS) originally Interested Veterans of the Central City or (IVOCC) was started and is presently headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NABVETS has thousands of former military members from all walks of life on its membership roles. The organization was started in 1969 by seven (7) returning Vietnam Veterans. Presently NABVETS has over 70 chapters in cities across the country. NABVETS’ VSOs have been successful in assisting veterans in obtaining millions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Service Connected Disabilities. NABVETS is an inclusive organization, accepting its members regardless of race, color or religious origin.
It’s the newest local chapter will be physically located in Beloit, WI. And is being started by Bernadette Merritt a disabled honorably discharged U.S. Army Veteran. “She stated that the new chapter is for all veterans no matter their ethnicity! We are all particularly hoping to assist veterans with Claims for Veterans Benefits. I wanted to let my veteran Brothers and Sisters know that they are not forgotten! Particularly veterans recently discharged each day from Iraq and Afghanistan military service.” Richard Rodgers the National Director of Organizational Development for NABVETS Inc. stated, “We look forward to assisting this new chapter in establishing a solid chapter to assist the men that have served our country honorably.
For more information about this new chapter please contact either Mike Beal or Richard Rodgers at 414 562-6250 Ext. 104 or 414 345-4267.