VetAssist Supports Vets at Florida Job Fair

The VetAssist® Program was well-represented at a recent Veteran Job Fair in Fort Lauderdale, FL. VetAssist® staff Donna and Barry Appel partnered with Nurse Next Door to provide information and support.

The fair, hosted by U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) and Ted Deutch (FL-19) along with Reps. Alcee Hastings (FL-23) and Frederica Wilson (FL-17), was held on Oct. 6 at the Fort Lauderdale Armory. In a statement publicizing the event, the Florida Representatives encouraged area businesses to hire veterans, saying, “Employment remains a huge concern for our veterans, particularly those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. After serving our country honorably and courageously, the last thing our veterans should have to worry about when they finally come home to their loved ones is whether or not they will be able to find a job.”

VetAssist® Program National Sales Director Donna Appel (left) with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz VetAssist® Area Manage Barry Appel (right) with Deutch, Nurse Next Door’s Sangita Pluemer, Wasserman Schultz Donnal Appel with Rep. Ted Deutch

Bonnie Laiderman, CEO

Bonnie Laiderman, founder and president of Veterans Home Care®, has helped more than 16,000 veterans and their spouses receive in-home care through the unique VetAssist® Program. Started in 2003 as a one-woman operation, Bonnie has overseen the growth of the company to become one of the largest women-owned companies in the St. Louis Metro Region. Veterans Home Care has also earned the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics and Inc. 5000 award of fastest growing companies six times. Now with offices coast-to-coast, Veterans Home Care serves our veterans in 44 states throughout the country.