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New website coordinates services and support for Rochester-area veterans


A new, online platform is launching this week with the goal of connecting Rochester-area military veterans with each other and with essential community resources. is set to go live on Wednesday morning. 

It was created through a collaboration among the Veterans Administration and several local veterans' outreach organizations.

"We've all experienced how veterans can be treated in a siloed method," said Beth Bigley with The Sunny Mike Foundation, one of the participating nonprofits. "So, we said, 'Wouldn't it be great if we could have a website where veterans could go and look things up themselves?'"

The website will connect veterans with networking opportunities and events, as well as information about health care services, educational programs, and housing assistance.

Organizations wishing to have an event included on the site's event calendar can email their information to

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.