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Congressman Babin hosts Holiday Open House

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

 

Congressman Brian Babin, along with his wife, Roxanne, and his staff, celebrated the new location of their district office inside the Orange City Hall. 

The office was once located on Green Avenue, across from Lamar State College Orange. It flooded during the rain event of Tropical Storm Harvey in 2017. The building has since been demolished and the office was temporarily relocated to the Port of Orange until the Orange City Hall relocated earlier this year.

During the event, a gentleman who asked to stay anonymous and to not have his picture included in publication, presented a plaque for Dana Young and Lanie Brown for their service through Babin’s office to assist veterans. A plaque was also presented to Babin for his service to the area. The plaques were from the veterans of Orange County and the Chapter 236 DAV.

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. 

In 2018, DAV helped veterans receive more than $20 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors, according to www.dav.org.