Today’s vote on the state’s new two-year state budget included an amendment offered by State Rep. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus), which funds the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, an organization that assists military veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) recover and find employment. State funds will be used to support the foundation’s Employment Initiative and Community TBI Education Program.
“Our servicemen and women give of themselves everyday to safeguard our values and protect our citizens. Providing for our wounded heroes upon their return is one of our highest priorities,” said Rep. Craig. “The unemployment rate for military veterans is significantly higher than that of non-service members here in Ohio. Organizations like the Resurrecting Lives Foundation help bridge that gap by offering training and assistance to veterans and connecting them with employers as they transition to life at home.”
Rep. Craig is a United States Military Veteran and has worked with other service men and women by leading the city’s Veterans Affairs Committee and creating the Better Municipal Care for Veteran’s Home Fund.