Craft service provider Blue Ridge Craft has teamed up with veterans and their families to help them access Veterans Benefits.
Blue Ridge has teamed with The Veterans Community Foundation, which works to help the veterans who need the most help.
Blue Ribbon and the VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration will jointly offer veterans a free craft service at its stores in Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina.
The Veterans Community Trust, which helps support veterans, will also offer a craft service.
The veterans will be able to bring their favorite items to the store and receive a personalized gift card to their local store.
The gift card will be returned to the veterans, which can be used at Blue Ridge stores for non-craft services, such as haircuts, manicures and more.
The VA will also provide $1,000 cash prizes for veterans who provide craft services, according to a press release from Blue Ridge.
Blue ribbon also has partnered with the National Military Crafts Association, which will help veterans create crafts for veterans in their area.
In addition, Blue Ridge will be partnering with the American Craft Council to offer free craft services to veterans through the agency’s American Crafts Council.
The Council will provide veterans with materials to create their own crafts.
“We’re thrilled to be able help veterans and families with craft services as they navigate Veterans Benefits, thanks to Blue Ridge’s innovative, locally-designed offerings,” said Bob Johnson, vice president of communications for Blue Ridge, in the press release.
“We will continue to work with the Veterans Community to support veterans in all aspects of their journey, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside Blue Ridge on its mission to help Veterans access the benefits they’ve earned through service and sacrifice,” he added.
As of Friday, more than 8 million veterans have received Veterans Benefits benefits, and about 6.6 million of them were veterans who were blind or visually impaired.