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By: Olivia Pageau

I’m your Fox 47 News Jackson neighborhood reporter. As someone who was born and raised in Jackson, I’m so excited to be sharing our story with the rest of mid-Michigan.

  • Video shows Mikie Kelley, Veterans and Employment Services, who expresses the importance of free transportation for veterans.
  • Printer Source Plus and Professional Tree Care donated one year’s-worth of bus passes, so that local veterans can get to job interviews.

As a Navy and Army veteran, Mikie Kelley understands the struggle that comes with veterans taking the first steps towards employment. As an advisor for Veterans and Employment Services through the state of Michigan, it’s something he’s seen firsthand.
“One struggle is, when you transition from military service to civilian life, we have issues with homelessness, transportation – and that’s where we step in and get them services they need,” Kelley said.

Kelley shares that veterans often struggle getting jobs post-service, whether that’s because they are struggling with mental illness, disability, or other obstacles. However, thanks to donations made by Printer Source Plus and Professional Tree Care, Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is able to provide a year’s worth of bus passes to veterans looking for jobs, so that those first steps towards employment are more attainable.