Episcopal Bishop for the Armed Services Visits the Hill

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The Rt. Rev. James "Jay" Magness visited the Hill as part of his visit to Rochester, NY. Magness is the Episcopal Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Services and Federal Ministries. He has pursued a concern for providing support for the many challenges veterans face upon returning from deployment.

Accompanied by the Rt. Rev. Prince Singh, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, Magness came to the Hill to learn about the new Andrews Veterans House, which is a collaboration of the Veterans Outreach Center, Tempro Development Corp. and CRCDS. He toured two of the apartments and met with residents, who are veterans who experienced homelessness upon returning from combat.

A dinner was held the previous night at Christ Church on East Avenue in Rochester. About a dozen Rochester-area religious leaders attended. (Read more about the event here.)

Magness is himself a Vietnam veteran.