Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC) Awards $5,000 Grant to Support Touro Law Center’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic

Date: October 16, 2013
John Cooney; Tim Daniels, Senior Vice President of OMSC; Touro student Justin Hoitsma, a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and a student in the Clinic; Clinic Director Ken Rosenblum; David Goldring; Richard Kitson, Northport VA Medical Center's Chief of Voluntary Services and Suffolk County President of the Vietnam Veterans of America; and Des Powell, Vice President of OMSC.
John Cooney; Tim Daniels, Senior Vice President of OMSC; Touro student Justin Hoitsma, a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and a student in the Clinic; Clinic Director Ken Rosenblum; David Goldring; Richard Kitson, Northport VA Medical Center's Chief of Voluntary Services and Suffolk County President of the Vietnam Veterans of America; and Des Powell, Vice President of OMSC.
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Central Islip, NY – On Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Northport VA Medical Center, Touro Law Center’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic received a $5,000 grant from David Goldring, the Chairman and CEO of Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC) on behalf of its sales team.

“We are thankful to David and the Overseas Military Sales Corporation for their support of Touro Law’s work with veterans,” said Patricia Salkin, Touro Law Center Dean. “This clinic is truly a great asset in the community and a great opportunity for our students to get hands-on training while assisting veterans.”

Touro Law will use the grant to fund a summer fellowship to assure that the clinic will continue to address the critical needs of local veterans, servicemembers and their families during the break between academic years.  OMSC is the world's leading marketer of automobiles to the U.S. military, diplomatic, Foreign Service and international business communities outside the United States.

“Touro Law's Veterans' and Servicemembers' Rights Clinic is another example of Touro Law's long and distinguished record of advocating for those in need,” said John Cooney, Touro Law class of 2008, an associate at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek and Treasurer of Northport Post of the American Legion, who arranged for the grant. “As a United States Marine Corps veteran and Touro Law alumnus, it is my distinct honor to help facilitate support for the Clinic and its mission to lessen the burden for those that have served us.”