PWC's Ramp it up for Veterans Campaign
PWC is kicking-off the agency’s 5th annual campaign on 9/11, Patriot Day, to assist low income and/or disabled veterans throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In the previous four years PWC has provided services in over 3,000 households of veterans or their surviving spouse.
PWC is committed to this program because the need continues to escalate with the aging demographics of the veterans throughout our local communities as evidenced below:
TriState Veterans Snapshot*
· Currently veterans in the TriState region represent 145,870 veterans (8.8%) out of a population of 1,652,598.
· The fastest growing group of veterans are those 65 years and older, with a population of 60,849 or 42% of all veterans in our community.
· 8,898 of those veterans 65 years and older or 15% are currently living below the poverty level.
*Census.gov 2014; Department of Veterans Affairs
Tune-in On Pearl Harbor Remembrance day December 7th for our 2nd annual “Ramp it Up for Veteran” telethon on 9 On Your Side WCPO from 6pm to 8pm.