GOLD Veterans CollectionFor the sixth year in honor of Veterans Day, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.’s employees have collected clothing and household items to donate to the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). Donated used clothes, shoes, appliances or other household items, are used to generate funds to help take care of soldiers and service men and women who help keep America safe from harm.

VVA goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans and to change perception them. Firm Partner John B. Cechman was stationed with the Army in the Quang Tri Province just south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in South Vietnam. As Agent in Charge of Military Intelligence, he was stationed with the 1st Brigade 5th Infantry Division from July 1968 to July 1969, earning a Bronze Star that hangs in his office.

VVA also works to improve the status of all veterans by advocating for issues important to veterans, seeking access to quality health care, identifying the full range of disabling injuries and illness incurred during military service, holding government agencies accountable for following laws and mandating veterans’ health care, and supporting the next generation of America’s war veterans.

“A lot of veterans need help, especially since in combat PTSD is a real thing,” Cechman said. “I’m proud of the fact the firm does what it can to assist vets.”

For more information about the Vietnam Veterans of America visit www.vva.org.

Throughout the year, champion coupon collector and legal assistant Emily Miller collects items for donation to homeless veterans through the Cape Coral office of U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Her superior skills allow her to collect thousands of dollars of food, self-care items and other products. Want to help? Contact Frank Jones, 239-652-1800, ext. 20551 or http://www.leegov.com/dhs/veterans