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Toys for Tots sign-up in Latrobe

Toys for Tots registration set for this month
Families who want to be included in the annual Toys for Tots Program this Christmas season must sign up between the times of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18 and Nov. 24 and 25 at the Latrobe American Legion on 1811 Ligonier Street in Latrobe.
To receive the toys, families must meet certain guidelines for eligibility and must provide all of the following information at the sign up:
• Must be on the free lunch program at the child’s school (provide letter from school or caseworker) or be receiving some type of public assistance (Access, Chip, Medical, etc.);
• Children up to the age of 12 are eligible (copy of birth certificate required);
• Must have child’s Social Security card or copy of it to sign up (tax return form SSN also accepted).
No late sign ups will be accepted. For more information, visit the website www.toysfortots.org.
The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League.
Those who want to donate shoulld bring new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 13 to the Bulletin business office, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe (across the street from Holy Family Church).

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Information for Justice-involved Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.   Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represent those who have served, that we have resources available to you.  Please tell us that you have served, so that we can link our resources to those who have committed themselves to us through their military service.  We thank you for your service!
Did you know . . .

  • that Westmoreland County Magisterial District and Common Pleas Judges would like to know if you have ever served, so that they may consider whether it is appropriate to connect you to treatment sources, and possibly reduce or dismiss the charges if you comply with treatment.  Please report the fact that you have served in the military to the Judge or Magisterial District Judge who hears your case.
  • that Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator, Keather Likins, can help to determine what benefits and/or resources may be available to veterans facing criminal charges. Keather serves as the court liaison for western Pennsylvania counties and can be reached at: 412-735-4603 & Keather.Likins@va.gov
  • If you are currently on any type of Court ordered supervision or are anticipating entering a plea or the ARD program in the next 30 days, the Adult Probation office wants to know if you are a veteran, so that they may connect you with available resources.  Resource qualifications vary according to the veteran’s service and discharge type.  Please tell your probation officer, or contact Adult Probation Supervisor Pat Michaels, with any additional questions at 724-830-3704 or pmichael@co.westmoreland.pa.us
  • that the Westmoreland County Department of  Veterans Affairs has a web page with resources, including information for the outpatient clinic, shuttle transportation to the 2 VAHS Pittsburgh medical facilities, benefits for veterans, links to useful resources,  and even local events?  The web page is at:  https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/390/Veterans-Affairs.  The department is staffed by 3 accredited Veterans Service Officers and a department clerk and is overseen by Matt Zamosky, MSgt retired, USAF.  The office assists with applying for all VA benefits and can be reached at 724-830-3530 or mzamosky@co.westmoreland.pa.us.



We have resources available to our Westmoreland County Veterans, but we need your assistance to identify our vets.  Please help us by sending this to any vets you know.  We will work to coordinate our resources to our servicemen and women.

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