Veteran helps Brooklyn Public Library serve community

Brenda Bentt-Peters is the community outreach supervisor, helping connect people to resources and benefits that they may need.

Julio Avila and Adolfo Carrion

Nov 8, 2023, 10:48 PM

Updated 194 days ago

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One Brooklyn veteran is serving the community even outside of the armed forces through the Brooklyn Public Library.  
Brenda Bentt-Peters is the community outreach supervisor, helping connect people to resources and benefits that they may need. Her role in the Army was to connect soldiers with medical resources from 1987 to 1992, working as a medic.  
“I had no experience about the military itself. I had family that was in the military, but I wasn't that close with them that I knew a lot,” said Bentt-Peters.  
Bentt-Peters says she served in the Gulf War and spent time in Saudi Arabia during her time in the military.  
"I actually get the autonomy to help the underprivileged, especially working in outreach,” said Bentt-Peters. “I get to work with homeless vets, other homeless people and we try support them in all different ways that we can." 


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