Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sinking baskets for SEAL families

There's always at least one thing those who serve this Country in it's Military can depend on, there really are caring citizens that really do get it and try to help the Veterans, Military and the Families of! Especially in the past decade plus where no one was asked to Sacrifice, tax cuts came with the war starts, costs of rubber stamped off the books, till the present administration, and all borrowed, and deficits had already started rising before 9/11, and for the previous decades didn't fulfill their obligation to the Veterans Administration through their representatives by fully funding the VA especially during and after the Countries Wars since Korea forward!

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The numbers of these caring citizens, volunteers at VA facilities as well, sound large. But in a society of some 300million they are a very small minority as are those who do actually Sacrifice and serve. Some do something individually others join together on projects and some get together and start something related to one or more issues and if successful they start organizations to continue their work, all have to seek funding from the rest. Some within do give but then they move on quickly, like going to a 'welcome home' or a 'parade' for, most just watch on their local news, wave their flags then move on quickly with their lives. Many of those rest join their government representatives, charged with full funding, over-site and partnering with agencies to fulfill the needs of, and blame the VA for negative reports that come out of the huge agency occasionally, including veterans. Few, very very few, demand the Sacrifice needed for the peoples Veterans Administration!

This is one caring Individual driven to help in a small way and Sacrifice in doing so, but with personal fulfillment from doing so, giving along with those other few what the greater majority doesn't demand they do.

Teen's three-pointers worth much more for SEAL families
August 6, 2012 - McLEAN, Va. - Thirteen-year-old Will Thomas is chasing a dream very different from that of most hoops-crazy kids his age.

Will is playing for pay -- making baskets to raise money for the families of the 30 special operators killed when their helicopter was shot down on a night raid in Afghanistan one year ago today.

"Since they lost somebody that they love -- I think they need all the support that they can get," Will said.

He started right after the crash, handing out flyers seeking donations for every basket he made.

"I shot baskets over Labor Day -- over 20,000 -- and we spread the word and people made donations to help the fallen on August 6, 2011," Will said.

In fact, he shot 20,317 baskets. It took him about 50 hours across three days, working more than 15 hours a day.

It might have taken the fun out of basketball, Will said, but "it was a sacrifice that I needed to make."

He raised $50,000 for the families. The widow of Lt. Cdr. Jonas Kelsall had grown up in the same neighborhood and came by to thank him personally. read more>>>

There is at least one Government body that gets it as well:

On FLOTUS & SLOTUS "There is this sense that this is genuine," says Raezer. "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - December 30, 2011

Recovery Funds Just For the Decades Long Underfunded VA: $1.8 Billion Investment Improves Care and Services for Veterans, and much more, and Especially this Past Decade!

An Executive Administration, it's Cabinet and Those around it, starting even before they entered and continuing the whole term and will continue to do so!

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