Senator Reed visited the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. Reed, a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA), is calling for additional resources to boost veterans medical services and community care, including more doctors, nurses, and VA facilities, to care for veterans and deliver the benefits they have earned.
Senator Reed toured the recently-expanded Cumberland-Lincoln location of the Boys & Girls Club, where he will meet with employees and club members. In 2018, the Cumberland-Lincoln location of the club merged with the former Woonsocket location to form the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern RI. Last year, Senator Reed won the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Champion of Youth Award for his work to support Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.
Reed Helps Offer Disaster Assistance to RIers Affected by Gas Outage at Business Recovery Center in Newport
In the wake of January’s natural gas outage affecting thousands of consumers on Aquidneck Island, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) joined U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials in Newport to announce the availability of low-interest federal disaster loans to Rhode Island small businesses and non-profits affected by the multi-day disruption.
Senator Reed presented posthumous medals to the family of John Joseph Welch, a Pawtucket native and World War II veteran who earned medals for his service but never received them during his lifetime. Sons John and Andrew Welch accepted multiple medals on their father’s behalf, including the: Army Air Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with a Bronze Service Star, War II Victory Medal, and Service Lapel Button WWII. Born in Pawtucket on July 3, 1920, Mr. Welch served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1942-1945 and was stationed in New Guinea. He served on the flight crew of a B-17 and B-24 in bombing missions over Japan in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Mr. Welch passed away in 1970 at the age of 50.
Senator Reed visited Crossroads Rhode Island to meet with leading advocates from around the state who are working together to help end homelessness and celebrate $1,109,903 in new federal Continuum of Care (CoC) grants for Rhode Island homeless assistance programs that will go to Crossroads, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH), RIHousing, and Sojourner House.
Senator Reed announced $917,000 in federal Family Self-Sufficiency Grants to help Rhode Islanders achieve personal goals, gain financial independence, and help build stronger communities.
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