• Reed Presents WWII Veteran With Overdue Military Medals

    Reed Presents WWII Veteran With Overdue Military Medals

    11/20/2017 — 

    Senator Reed presented overdue military medals to 94-year-old World War II veteran and West Warwick resident Thomas Rogerson.  Mr. Rogerson was drafted into the army from the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed in Pearl Harbor during the Second World War.  Medals being received by Mr. Rogerson will include the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. 

  • Reed, RI Food Bank Release Status Report on Hunger in RI

    Reed, RI Food Bank Release Status Report on Hunger in RI

    11/20/2017 — 

    Senator Reed joined the Rhode Island Community Food Bank for the release of the organization’s 2017 Status Report on Hunger.  Founded in 1982, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank has since distributed millions of pounds of food to those in need of assistance through its network of member agencies across the state.  To meet demand, the Food Bank solicits food donations from the public and from the food industry, including supermarkets, food manufacturers and growers. 

     

  •  Reed Helps Cut Ribbon at New Affordable Senior Living Complex

    Reed Helps Cut Ribbon at New Affordable Senior Living Complex

    11/20/2017 — 

    Senator Reed helped cut the ribbon at ChurchWoods, a new, affordable senior housing complex in Charlestown.  The complex will provide 24 rental units across seven buildings for seniors ages 55 and over.  Construction of the complex was made possible with federal funds secured by Senator Reed, including $4.4 million in a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as part of recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.  

  • Reed Highlights Importance of Small Business by Touring Local Small Businesses in Wickford

    Reed Highlights Importance of Small Business by Touring Local Small Businesses in Wickford

    11/20/2017 — 

    Senator Reed joined representatives from the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) in touring local small businesses in Wickford and urging Rhode Islanders to shop locally.  The small business tour, which began at Tavern by the Sea in the center of the village, stopped at multiple business locations.  The tour took place ahead of the national “Small Business Saturday” campaign, which was celebrated this year on Saturday, November 25 and is designed to highlight the impact and importance that small businesses have on our local communities and the economy.  Tour stops included the Wickford Gourmet Factory Outlet, Green Ink, Green River Silver Company, Mermaid’s Purl, and J.W. Graham.

  • Reed Helps Induct Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta into RI Italian-American Hall of Fame

    Reed Helps Induct Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta into RI Italian-American Hall of Fame

    11/19/2017 — 

    Senator Reed helped the Rhode Island Italian-American Hall of Fame celebrate its 30th anniversary by presenting former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The ceremony will also honor eight Rhode Island military veterans who will receive Distinguished Service Awards.  Additionally, a select number of college-bound students from Rhode Island will receive scholarship funds to help them pay for higher education. 

  • Reed Hosts Student Public Service Loan Forgiveness Workshop

    Reed Hosts Student Public Service Loan Forgiveness Workshop

    11/03/2017 — 

    Senator Reed joined Rhode Island College (RIC) and the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) for a public service loan forgiveness workshop to encourage Rhode Island students involved in public service to take advantage of opportunities to apply for student loan forgiveness. 

    Currently, students who are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Examples of relevant public service roles include those in law enforcement, the military, care of children or the elderly, public interest law, public health, school-based or public library services, and more.

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