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"Veterans For Joe" launches in Fort Wayne

Senator Joe Donnelly is making a vow to across Indiana to take care of veterans. He's made it a priority in his campaign, but he's taking it a step further launching the Fort Wayne chapter of "Veterans for Joe"

Posted: Sep 9, 2018 7:01 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 6:37 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Senator Joe Donelly said 'Veterans for Joe' will help inform and bring hoosiers together for better livelihood of vets.

He's letting residents in Fort Wayne know that he passed the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide prevention act helping military members get mental health care assessments to ensure they get the care they need,and that he's working to make sure they get employment and health care.

He said no veteran should be forgotten about and neither should their families.

"We give them a chance to come home from battle and to be able to be with their family and have a wonderful life ahead so there's no democrat or republican when it comes to veterans," Donelly said

Stephanie Mackenzie said she and her family would not be where they are today without joe's help and that's why she's advocating that veterans get familiar with his platform.
she was about to lose her home after losing her husband who served this country.

"Senator Donelly and his office have called me at 9:30 on a Sunday night regarding veteran issues. They have made themselves available day or night to me," MacKenzie said.

She claims she had a hard time getting through to the VA office, but the fact Donelly's office was available on first try convinced her there should be a vets for joe setup here in Fort Wayne. It's gained support from other military wives as well.

"For a long time, The Veterans were forgotten about. seems like there was nothing there for them. It was so many deaths from suicide and things like that. they just seemed like they were hopeless,"Beulah Matczak said.

So she's stepped up in support of “Veterans for Joe”.

"Think senator Donelly is changing that. It's made a big difference for the veterans."

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