Monday, November 16, 2009
On behalf of all the members of Veterans-For-Change, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy and Joyous Thanksgiving Holiday!
Be safe, have fun, enjoy family and friends!
Congratulations to Mr. James Cripps of Tennessee for having won the first VA Claim for Agent Orange Exposure in the United States!
He had a long and uphill battle, but with the help of his VSO Mr. Steve Jones who fought like hell for Mr. Cripps, went well more than the extra mile and together they won the claim!
Veterans-For-Change is currently asking for small donations of $5 or $10 to help insure children from two veteran families have Christmas this year!
Mrs. Ward of Mishawaka, Indiana, whose husband recently passed. Mrs. Ward has five children, Justin & Jason (the twins 6 yrs old.), Duncan (9 yrs old), Pamela (10 yrs old), and Michael (14 yrs old).
And Ms. Kristina Sawyckyi of Colorado Springs, Colorado has three children, Noah who is age 7, Danny who is age 5, and Sara Rose who is age 3.
We’re asking one more time for anyone who would be able to donate maybe $5-10 each to help buy Christmas gifts for the children to please go to the PayPal link at the bottom right of our main web page:
You can use Mastercard, Visa, Discover, AMEX or E-Check and a very easy and secure way you can make a difference in all their lives!
Finally after weeks of a lot of programming in the background and a tremendous thanks to our Programmer and Webs Master, Anthony, the Veterans-For-Change Website is on-line!
So far we’ve added over 170 web links to tons of useful and needed information about many topics and there are a planned 400 more to be added over the coming weeks!
We opened up the files library two days ago and already we have more than 80 files uploaded with another 2,000 to come, also over the next few weeks.
A few stories have been posted, information about what to ask your doctor, and the H1N1 vaccine!
Be sure to visit at: http://www.veterans-for-change.com/
And if you register while on the site you’ll also continue to get the newsletter, have full access to the files library, all at no cost!
So come check us out, and pass the information along!
We’ve seen this in the news on CNN who hosted a special approximately one month ago about the male breast cancer cluster at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
Many of the current and former military bases used these chemicals, they were disposed of into the group which in turn contaminated the water supply. Over 130 bases are on the EPA Superfund List.
To help spread the word, bring to light all the illnesses and deaths which have been caused by these chemicals and hopefully put us one step closer to getting the bill signed and passed.
What we (VFC) needs is for all veterans, spouses, widows, family, friends of veterans to please request a copy of the petition, sign it, get 14 more signatures and send copies off to all on your private E-Mailing lists and request they too help.
For a copy of the bill and the petition, E-Mail: Jim.Davis@Veterans-For-Change.com
Were you stationed at MCAS El Toro, were you a student at the base school? Have you or someone you know been sick, ill, or has passed away from cancer or some other illness?
Please write to me ASAP: Jim.Davis@veterans-for-change.com
Are you a veteran over the age of 70, or have a claim that’s been pending for more than a year with the VA?
One of the members of Veterans-For-Change informed me there is a special group within the VA System which was mandated by Congress to address claims for veterans who are over age 70 and those who have claims pending for more than a year!
If you happen to fall into either category, please contact your VSO and ask if your claim meets the criteria and qualifications of the “Tiger Team”!
The only office for the Tiger Team is based out of the Cleveland, Ohio Regional Office.
The research questionnaire response so far has been good, but we still need more veterans who served in Korea to participate.
Veterans-For-Change is distributing a questionnaire to veterans pertaining to service in Korea to help us gather statistical information in our ongoing efforts to correct the wrongs and to assist in declassifying many missions in Korea so that veterans such as you will be able to gain the benefits and services needed from the VA System.
This questionnaire is anonymous, you do not need to provide personal contact information if you’re not comfortable with this.
However, if you do provide personal contact information it will be kept 100% confidential, will not be given to any member of Congress, the VA or the DoD, nor will it be sold to any company for any reason what-so-ever.
Statistical information will be used to compile a report to submit to various members of Congress in our efforts to declassify all missions 25 or more years ago so that all veterans can apply for and gain the much needed benefits and medical care/services needed and long over due.
If you’re interested in participating, please send an E-Mail to: Jim.firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll respond with a short two page questionnaire you can return via US Mail or E-Mail.
We need members who can volunteer 30-60 minutes per month to help determine hot issues that need to be addressed by the members of Congress to provide better benefits, facilities, care and treatment to all veterans and to help get our monthly letters out to all these members.
If interested please check out the group at:
Veterans-For-Change is also in the process of becoming a full 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We’ll continue with out current mission, and will be expanding to add more and more programs over the coming months.
A special award recognition program for veterans, spouses and their children, a small college scholarship program for children of veterans, a small emergency relief fund for veterans in need, and more.
If you’re able to make a small donation of $5 or $10 or more to help in the cause and fight please go to: http://www.veterans-for-change.com/
Please be sure to pass this news mailing on to your friends! If you’d like to receive these weekly and are not on the list, E-Mail Jim.Davis@veterans-for-change.com
As you’ve read in the past scammer Linda K. May has surfaced again in Texas, but got booted out of a veterans home once they learned she was a scammer!
The Brownsville Department of health brought a charge against her and Ms. May was fined $2,500.00 and yet has been able to collect on it.
She managed to get herself on one of the Veteran’s day floats in Waco, Texas, attempted to talk to one of the Congressmen.
Her attempt to solicit a Congressional Signature on a contract failed, and she never did meet the Congressman to my knowledge.
We’re still trying to find out who paid her way there and who eventually paid for her hotel room once she was evicted from the Veteran’s home.
As soon as the article is posted on the local newspapers site we will bring you this too!
Again, if you are ever contracted by Ms. May, avoid her like the plague! And look for the documentation from the Brownsville Health Department to be posted at http://www.veterans-for-change.com/ !
If you live in Michigan, Illinois or California, call your Attorney General and ask why they’ve not taken any action on the complaints file with their offices against this fraud!
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Don’t be afraid, just be yourself!
“Be who you are and say what you feel .. Because those that matter .. don’t mind
..And those that mind … don’t matter.”
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Are you or a fellow Vet diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)?
We’d like to help you, and your family cope with, understand, and be able to find the assistance you need.
Group Name: Vets_ALS
Group Home Page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vets_ALS
For more Veterans Information: http://veteransinfo.org/
VETERANS WILLING TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE VA
ALL Veterans complain about one thing or another when it comes to the VA, benefits, etc. and for the most part they’re right, however, NOT many will stand up to the VA nor our goverment.?
DO YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO STEP FORWARD AND SAY YOU WON’T TAKE IT ANY MORE AND HELP IN THE FIGHT?
Then join us today because tomorrow NEVER comes!
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