GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kent County's new veterans services office opens Friday. On Thursday, the county gave tours of the new facility at 836 Fuller, just north of I-196.
The new location provides on-site parking, including handicap spaces just steps from the main entry.
It should make it easier for veterans to have access to the services the county offers, says Kent County Veterans Services manager Carrie Roy.
"I'm so grateful that we have a location now with easy access for our older veterans, and for all of our veterans who may have difficulty navigating the downtown area," Roy said. "It's so much easier."
Kent County voters approved a millage last fall that generated $1 million for veterans services. That money can be used for increased outreach and emergency services, as well as helping veterans with benefit claims.