A 72-hour whirlwind of representing our US Veterans and our City of Las Vegas/Clark County, Nevada
I would like to take a brief moment and thank Ms. Cynthia Dias, UNITED STATES NAVY Veteran and resident at Veterans Village Las Vegas for the courage, determination and her willingness to be an advocate with me for US Veterans and Veterans Village Las Vegas during our trip to meet in Washington, D.C. meetings/briefings with:
U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s office
US Congresswoman Dina Titus
HUD Secretary Julian Castro and HUD key staff
White House staff briefings at The White House
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden
State of the Union address by President Barack Obama at Congress
Veterans Village Las Vegas is charged up and ready to launch and expand to the next level.
Thank you Ms. Dias—-You are an amazing American~~~~
Cynthia “Cindy” K. Dias (Las Vegas, NV)
VETERAN, VETERANS HOMELESSNESS ADVOCATE
Cynthia “Cindy” K. Dias is a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War in a hospital ship as a registered nurse. She managed care for wounded soldiers, and worked alongside the haplin as the designated official to provide notification and care for families of wounded and deceased officers. After her service, she worked as a registered nurse in Florida and Louisiana and eventually moved to Las Vegas, where she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and lost her job before eventually also loser her home. She found a place to live at Veterans Village, a non-profit working with the city of Las Vegas to provide resources for homeless veterans. She now colunteers with Veterans Village, and she works to care and advocate for veterans in the city. In November 2015, Las Vegas announced it had housed every homeless veteran as part of the Administration’s Mayor Challenge to End Veteran’s Homelessness. This challenge was launched in 2014 by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s Joining Forces initiative.