Many worthwhile public and private service programs are available for a significant number of eligible veterans with service-connected disabilities. The same applies to those veterans who are not rated with a service-connected disability, but who face other challenges to living independently and productively.
In 2016, a group of Northern Michigan retired and still-active business executives, lawyers, and advocates of veteran’s needs organized and formed our 501c-3 non-profit organization in Traverse City, Michigan. Today we serve roughly 21 counties in Northern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.
The organization is under the direction of David Mikowski. David is a former Combat Marine that served in Vietnam for thirteen months in 1967-68. He saw the need to pay it forward by organizing an amalgam of Northern Michigan talent, that can help veterans with some of the “unforeseen needs”; whether it’s a wheelchair ramp that needs to be constructed or helping a veteran with something as simple as a gas card, which would allow the veteran to get to class or a medical appointment.