A Miss America Winner and Veterans Advocate to Speak at Open Hands

Heather_French_headshotA Miss America winner and veterans advocate will be at the Open Hands Food Pantry for their Reaching Rural Veterans program.  Heather French Henry, winner of the Miss America 2000 title, has been trying to help veterans ever since the pageant.  Her father, a wounded Vietnam War veteran, inspired her to base her Miss America platform on helping homeless veterans.

After the pageant, she decided to help veterans in all ways, advocating for them at multiple levels.  Her work inspired the creation of the Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act.  Then in 2014, she was appointed as the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs by former governor, Steve Beshear.

Heather will addressing the veterans and volunteers at the Reaching Rural Veterans program at the Open Hands Food Pantry on January 19th around 1pm.  The program is dedicated to helping veterans connect with services to help with their daily life including those offered by the pantry, Anderson County Health Department, Anderson County Extension Office, and more.

For more information about the program at the pantry, check out their Facebook page.

Veteran Outreach

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