AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Senator John Velis of Westfield announced $15,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the Agawam Veterans Council to help support and expand the Council’s services Wednesday.

“It’s important to be supporting our veterans and our seniors and what’s nice about this is we kind of get that overlap. We are getting money back into the district to be used for services that the veterans council really needs,” said Agawam City Council Vice President Cecilia Calabrese.

The Agawam Veterans Council provides vital support and services to veterans who have served our country. As Chair of the Veterans Committee, Senator Velis announced this critical funding to support the Council in its mission of supporting veterans throughout the community.

“The Agawam Veterans Council is a key ally in ensuring that we continue to honor and serve our
Veterans who have given so much to our country. I am extremely proud to have secured this
funding that will support the Council’s mission and benefit Veterans throughout Agawam.” said
Senator Velis.

These funds from ARPA will help support and expand the council’s programming and services. The Agawam council helps provide support and services to military veterans.