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Dear Bladen County Veterans and Families,

We are excited to bring to your attention an essential event that can significantly impact veterans and their families in Bladen County. Please mark your calendars for this crucial gathering.

Event Details:

  • Date: October 10, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Location: Conference Room at Elizabethtown Town Hall, 805 W. Broad Street, Elizabethtown


  • Mr. Elliott Shaffer: Retired Gunnery Sgt. and currently associated with the law firm of Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, LLC.
  • Mr. Jay Wood: President of the North Carolina Veterans Council.

Topic: The PACT Act and other legislative issues affecting veterans and their families.

The PACT Act (Providing Accountability for Claims Transformation) is of utmost importance for veterans in Bladen County. To provide valuable insights into this act and answer your questions, Mr. Shaffer and Mr. Wood will be joining us for this event.

This event is an opportunity for Bladen County Veterans and their families to gain a deeper understanding of The PACT Act and its implications. The deadline for submitting PACT Act claims is rapidly approaching, and it is essential to be well-informed and prepared.

We encourage all veterans and their families in Bladen County to attend this informative session. Your participation can make a significant difference in ensuring that you receive the support and benefits you deserve.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or require further information. We look forward to seeing you on October 10th.


Leon Grimes

 Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist/Local Veterans Employment Representative

Robeson County & Bladen County & Columbus County & Hoke County & Scotland County

North Carolina Department of Commerce/Division of Workforce Solutions

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