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Hunterdon County Commissioner’s approve innovative Veterans Emergency Transportation Support Program with assistance from Bulldogs Marine Corps League

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Commissioners Tuesday authorized a resolution in support of the Division of Senior, Disabilities, and Veterans Services to sign on behalf of the county, a memorandum of understanding with the Hunterdon County Bulldogs Marine Corps League for the Veterans Emergency Transportation Support Program.

This program will serve to assist veterans in need of transportation that cannot be covered by the existing transportation network within the county.

“On behalf of myself and the Board, we wish to applaud the generosity of the Hunterdon County Bulldog Marine Corps for their partnership in this vital program. While the Hunterdon County LINK provides transportation to Lyons Hospital and other medical facilities within the county, there are times when the LINK cannot accommodate specific trips. This program will help fill in that gap and provide transportation services for veterans to access the resources they need to be healthy, engaged, and supported in their community,” Deputy Director Susan Soloway said.

The Hunterdon County Bulldogs Marine Corps League will provide $500 in gift cards to transportation network companies to assist veterans in need of transportation to medical appointments, by arranging transportation through this new program, with assistance from Hunterdon County Veteran Services Officer, Rich Booth.

A long-time member of the Bulldogs Marine Corps League and former Jr. Commandant, Scott Seymour attended the meeting and said, “This is an amazing place to be a veteran, Hunterdon County is all about veterans! We are appreciative of this Board and the ongoing support they have provided to us.”

The Bulldogs League allows members to join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions. Promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps and banding together those who are now actively serving and those who have been honorably discharged from service.

Additionally, they sponsor various events throughout the year including the Toys for Tots collection, honorary flag disposal ceremonies, an annual Golf Classic, and Marine Corps Ball, along with monthly member meetings

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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