Polk County Veteran Services is hosting a Drive-Thru Breakfast for Veterans at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 75 Carmel Lane in Columbus.
Please call Polk County Veteran Services ahead of time at (828) 894-0003 to let them know if you are planning on coming through the drive-thru for a breakfast.
Polk County Veteran Services offers free counseling and assistance to local veterans and their dependents of their rights and entitlements under various laws and can assist with obtaining government benefits.
Trained and certified by the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, Polk County Veteran Services Officer Gina Cashion assists veterans and their families in a variety of ways, including with the preparation of claims, the obtaining of supporting documents and affidavits and the forwarding of paperwork to appropriate government entities.
Veteran Services Officer Gina Cashion is available by phone at (828) 894-0003 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Due to COVID-19, the Polk County Veteran Services office is currently closed to the public.
Veterans in a crisis also can call or chat online with caring, qualified responders — many of whom are veterans themselves — through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Crisis Line.
This free support is confidential and available every day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line serves all veterans, all service members, members of the National Guard and Reserve and family members and friends.
To connect with a responder with the Veterans Crisis Line:
- Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1,
- Chat online through https://www.veteranscrisisline.net or
- Text 838255.
- Support for the deaf and hard of hearing is available by dialing (800) 799-4889.