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Message on the September 11th Anniversary

DVS Commissioner Hendon on the anniversary of 9/11, a veteran discusses learning about the attacks while at basic training, & more.

NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) Weekly Newsletter


** Message from the Commissioner
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** DVS Commissioner James Hendon
on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks
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"Nineteen years ago, New York City, the nation, and the world were forever altered when shortly before 9 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, four airplanes, piloted by terrorists, rained destruction on an unsuspecting country, extinguishing 2,977 innocent lives in a few short hours.

In New York City, the sight of the burning World Trade Center towers remains indelibly engraved within those who lived here that day. The sudden shock of the collapsing iconic towers compounded with an attack on the Pentagon and the thwarted hijacking of a plane that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania stirred the American people into decisive action.

Over the following days, the best of who we are as a people was on display as first responders rushed to recover survivors from the rubble and tend the injured. Young men and women flocked to recruitment centers, driving a surge in enlistment in the Armed Forces that continued for years afterward. Soon, those same Service Members would take part in Global War on Terrorism combat activities, largely in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Today, we honor the lives of those lost on September 11th and its aftermath. We also acknowledge with gratitude those first responders, Veterans, and volunteers who acted selflessly and dedicated so much of themselves on that fateful day.

This year, our commemorations will look different as we collectively seek to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Despite that, we can each observe moments of silence in our own ways and times to mark the morning of the attacks. At night, the 9/11 tribute lights will still shine forth, showcasing the indomitable imprint of the two towers into the sky—a beacon of hope and remembrance for the country and all that we have endured. Let us take time to memorialize that loss and redouble our efforts to create a better future for the United States of America, our children and their descendants, and our planet."

- Lt. Col. James Hendon
Commissioner
New York City Department of Veterans' Services



** Veteran Voices Project Excerpt
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** Learning About 9/11 During Basic Training
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https://youtu.be/0IZt_JUQ-6U
Veteran Lisa Dollhouse recorded for
DVS's oral history initiative, the Veteran Voices Project.

One way to honor the September 11th anniversary is to hear the stories of the veterans who served in the aftermath.

Veteran Lisa Dollhouse learned about the 9/11 attacks while at basic training in 2001. Hear her story in a special excerpt (https://youtu.be/0IZt_JUQ-6U) from the Veteran Voices Project (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/veterans/downloads/pdf/veterans-voices-project.pdf) , an oral history initiative from the New York Department of Veterans' Services.

To learn how to preserve your story, click
here (https://bit.ly/3bLtSuA) .



** Recognizing All Who Serve
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On the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we would like to extend our gratitude and admiration to all those who serve our City in times of crisis. Thank you to the firefighters, police officers, EMTs, paramedics, doctors, postal workers, and educators who make NYC the greatest city in the world. We will never forget your sacrifice.



** The Current Crisis
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** Let's Continue to be a Model for the Country
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http://nyc.gov/covidtest

This summer, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (https://www.niaid.nih.gov) , stated that New York responded correctly to the COVID-19 pandemic. (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/18/fauci-holds-up-new-york-as-model-for-fighting-coronavirus-they-did-it-correctly.html)

NYC has gotten the outbreak under control but we can continue to serve as a model for the rest of the country. Get tested for COVID-19 to ensure that the virus doesn't spread. Text 'COVID TEST' to 855-48 or visit nyc.gov/covidtest
to find a FREE testing location near you.



** 2020 Census: Under 3 Weeks Left to File
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https://my2020census.gov/

There are under three weeks left to fill out the census. New York stands to lose billions in funding and two congressional seats if we are undercounted.

Time is running out! Fill out the 2020 Census today before it is too late.

File here: my2020census.gov.



** DVS Programs & Initiatives
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** Helping Veterans File VA Claims
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https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/programs/va-benefit-claims.page


DVS is now processing VA benefits claims. We're prepared to help you get the benefits you've earned! To learn more contact benefitclaims@veterans.nyc.gov.


** Get Food Delivered
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https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/COVID-19FoodAssistance.shtml


If you’re a veteran in need of food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis, DVS is here to help. Contact DVS at (212) 416-5250 or connect@veterans.nyc.gov to have GetFoodNYC (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/COVID-19FoodAssistance.shtml) meals delivered to your home.


** Housing Support & Eviction Prevention
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https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/programs/housing.page


1 in 4 (https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nyc-housing-market-struggles-25-renters-cant-pay-report) NYC tenants has not paid rent since March, placing many New Yorkers at risk of losing their homes. If you're a veteran worried about eviction, please contact DVS at connect@veterans.nyc.gov or 212-416-5250.


** Mission: VetCheck
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https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mission-vetcheck


As part of MissionVetCheck, volunteers are making check-in calls to NYC veterans and informing them about available services. You can be part of this mission. Join today here (https://bit.ly/2Aav5g3) .


** Get Certified with NYC
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http://nyc.gov/getcertified

Grow your veteran-owned business by becoming NYC certified! 75% of certified businesses have won contracts with City agencies. Learn if your business is eligible for NYC certification here (https://on.nyc.gov/2DvwgFK ) .

Have questions? Contact business@veterans.nyc.gov.

For a complete list of resources visit our COVID-19 Resource page (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/covid-19/resources.page) .


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** Contact DVS
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Employment Services:
* Christian T. Peralta​
(646) 630-1932​ | cperalta1@veterans.nyc.gov​

Education Services and Unemployment Assistance​:
* Amauri Espinal​
(646) 799-2728​ | aespinal@veterans.nyc.gov

Housing:
* Dana Rock, HSS Director​
(646) 901-4948​ | DanaRock@veterans.nyc.gov​
* Horng Chou, HSS Deputy Director​
(646) 532-1884​ | Hchou@veterans.nyc.gov​

Eviction Prevention:​
* Angela Guyton-Cyril​
(646) 740-8156​ | AGuyton-Cyril@veterans.nyc.gov​

Food Assistance:
* Eileen Barcene​
(646) 499-0055​ | ebarcene@veterans.nyc.gov​

Healthcare:
* Melissa Walters​
(646) 889-4180​ | Mewalters@veterans.nyc.gov

Military Families and Caregivers:
* Tanya Thomas​
(646) 499-0098​ | tthomas@veterans.nyc.gov



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