Nov. 20, 2020 / Newspaper Columns

By State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne)

Our veterans have sacrificed so much for us and for our country. As a Commonwealth, we have a responsibility to honor them and support them in any way we can.

In conjunction with Veterans Day earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) launched PA VETConnect, a statewide outreach initiative designed to better serve our veterans, especially those in areas where support resources are scarce.

PA VETConnect identifies and cultivates new community partnerships to simultaneously broaden referral capabilities and connect veterans to the best possible resources, regardless of the township, county or region where they reside. Resource areas include benefits, employment, financial assistance, mental wellness and substance use, post-traumatic stress and more.

To learn more about PA VETConnect, visit Veterans who are in need of assistance and want to connect with a service through PA VETConnect can send an email request to

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717-260-6136 /