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Panhandle veterans receives huge fund for outreach program
Services for veterans in the panhandle are getting a one-and-a-half million dollar boost.
Our area was one of only five in the country chosen for a new kind of outreach program.
The grant comes from the Wounded Warrior Project.
"Career Source Okaloosa-Walton" will run the new program.
The Panhandle Warrior Connection will serve veterans throughout the panhandle, from Escambia County to Holmes County.
They hope to have a team in place to start reaching out to veterans by the first week of July.