Iron Range Veterans of Steel helping lead the way for vets and their communities
A new effort is underway on the Range, that involves the United Steelworkers and veterans.
It’s called Iron Range Veterans of Steel, and is made up of people from across the facilities.
The United Steelworkers International wanted to get this going, and the Range group is leading the way.
They’ve been meeting since June.
Since then, they’ve organized a coat drive for kids, which has gone well. They’ll be delivered to area schools next week.
And the group just raised $8000 at their Gun Bingo. The money will be split between the Silver Bay Veterans Home and Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
Plus, they focus on helping fellow veterans understand the benefits available to them.
They also want people to know that a new law that goes into effect in January will require employers with more than 50 people to have a board about veterans benefits up at the workplace.