New organization that is open to public with no fees to join. The Piedmont Area Veterans Council (PAVC) was formed in January 2016 by Founder, Sarah Maddox. The PAVC covers the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward in the State of Virginia .We have a distinct and fundamental mission as we focus on taking care of own here in the Piedmont Area of Virginia with local trusted partners. Our volunteer membership is comprised of individual veterans, active military, family members, area citizens, and partners of businesses who serve and honor our veterans. We work together through a common bond of service and commitment to support our joint mission of caring for our veterans and their families. We coordinate a continuum of services, offer warm hand-offs and provide follow-up to approved partners and associates The mission is three-fold:
- We guide those in need through our comprehensive network of local and national resources including: Reintegration, Healthcare, Family & Caregiver Support, Recreation, Employment, Education, Finance and others.
- We are the local Veteran/Military council attracting leaders and community partners who collaborate and provide information on their mission/initiatives while offering insight on needs and solutions yielding rapid, efficient effective results.
- We are a central point for Veterans/military/supporters to join together and support other veterans through ours and others initiatives, outreach, training & volunteer opportunities.
Vision: Be the central organization where all Veterans/Military/Families and partners come together to be an important part of the solution for our local community. Be a non-competitive collaborative model focused on partnerships, action, and solutions!
Please join us for our first meeting as our first Guest Speaker will be Mr. Douglas Eggleston, Director of Emergency Services for the American Red Cross. Meetings will be held every 3rd Tuesday beginning at 9 am with our meeting location at Merk's Restuarant (Veteran owned Business). Individuals are responsible for paying for their own meal however Dennis Merkle, Owner of Merks, has agreed to provide a 10% discount on anyone who attends the PAVC's breakfast meeting.