Forging friendships. Supporting veterans.

Throughout his tenure as trustee, Frank Mrvan has dedicated himself to causes near-and-dear to military veterans. 

It’s not secret why: He believes those who have risked everything in defense of this country deserve the best we can provide.

Sadly, too often, veterans wounded in combat come back to find the system doesn’t support their needs.

From the Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride to the National Guard Golf Outing and partnership with Habitat for Humanity to creates homes for veterans, there are dozens of events Mrvan hosts and/or attends that support veteran’s causes.

“We asked the ultimate sacrifice of them — that the members of our military would put everything on the line to defend our life and liberty,” Mrvan said. “The least we can do is to provide the support they need to get back to their lives. Our wounded veterans, including those with unseen wounds, need a helping hand and we, at the township, do everything we can to help.”

Restore teams help stabilize veterans

Rapid response teams are stepping in to stabilize veterans and their families suffering the aftermath of a war that, for them, never ends.

North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan is working with local veterans groups to create a network of support for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other lingering issues. Known as Restore Team, Mrvan said the effort, which launches early next year, will help veterans and their families with housing, education, legal issues, financial assistance and substance abuse.

“Assistance will continue until the crisis is resolved,” Mrvan said. “We will not walk away from our veterans. “The Restore Team will be the hub of our comprehensive veteran’s network, which includes mental health services, food, housing and clothing – everything they need to put their lives back together.”

VOLUNTEERS WANTED: North Township is looking for volunteers to assist in stabilization efforts. We need professionals who can address veteran homelessness, legal issues, education and employment as well as volunteers who can help with groceries, clothing, tutoring and other activities that are part of daily life. INFO: Call Coordinator Mayra Rodriguez at (219) 932-2530.