Second Lady Karen Pence cancels visit to Milwaukee VA Center

Updated: 8:58 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Storms on the East Coast canceled Second Lady Karen Pence's visit to Milwaukee on Tuesday, Aug. 4. 

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Published: 3:47 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- On Tuesday, August 4, Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pamela Powers, will visit Milwaukee. 

According to a news release, Mrs. Pence and Ms. Powers will visit the Milwaukee VA Medical Center for a Veteran Suicide Prevention Roundtable. Mrs. Pence will deliver brief remarks about her role as the Lead Ambassador for PREVENTS. Then, she will hear from members of the prevention suicide team and veterans who have worked with the program.

Then, Mrs. Pence and Ms. Powers will attend an Art Therapy Roundtable. Mrs. Pence will deliver brief remarks about her art therapy initiative. Then, she will hear from the VA's art therapy team and veteran patients on their experiences in the program.

Following the VA visit, Mrs. Pence and Ms. Powers will visit a military spouse and veteran owned business, Westallion Brewing Company. There, the owners, Kim and Erik Dorfner, will give a tour of the brewery, share their story, and provide an overview of their work with the Small Business Administration (SBA), especially as it relates to adapting their business to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The visit will also include meeting the Mayor of West Allis, Dan Devine, and SBA representatives who have helped support the business.

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