SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky non-profit aimed at helping veterans is receiving an influx of calls and emails from worried Kentuckians about what the future holds for it’s youth.
Veteran’s Club is an organization that provides support services for veterans to help them cope with past trauma and reintegrate into society.
Veteran's Club President Jeremy Harrell said a number of those are of people worried about the likelihood of the draft opening up in light of escalating tensions in Iran. He’s telling people not to worry.
“We believe there’s no need for a draft probably ever again in America,” he said. “We have people join in every single day.”
The United States deployed 3,000 troops to the Middle East on Friday.
“I know that can be alarming to the family and it’s not to be taken lightly because there are lives at risk,” said Harrell. “But what I want them to know is those who signed the dotted line to serve this country, they trained for this every single day.”
Harrell welcomes questions from anyone who's concerned about the current state of the nation and what it means for Americans.
“We’ll make sure that we’re there to help communicate and help sort out any of the missing pieces or insecurities of what’s happening in the country,” he said.
The Veteran’s Club is based out of Louisville, Ky. It has outreach programs and hosts events across Kentucky.
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