Fulfilling his promise to South Jersey veterans, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo delivered thousands of signed petitions from South Jersey residents in support of additional local healthcare services for area veterans to the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Assistant Secretary Joan Mooney. LoBiondo accepted the petitions on July 9th at the Somers Point American Legion Post #352 during a rally for area veterans. LoBiondo previously signed a petition.
“South Jersey residents have made their strong support for our veterans crystal clear and I trust Assistant Secretary Mooney and the VA received that message today,” said LoBiondo. “These petitions are one tool in our kit as we continue to fight for more healthcare services locally for the men and women who have proudly and bravely served our nation. I hope the VA will now work closer with us to solve this critical issue.”
The petitions advocate for a “Veteran Health Services Pilot Program” to be executed at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point to provide radiation and dialysis treatments to area veterans.