Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Homeless Vets: "This year I've seen a huge number of families"

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

Homeless Vets: They're Not Just Single Men Anymore

Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!

Along with the decades long and wars from conservative obstruction of the VA budgets, in the present, concerning Veterans, led by Rep Miller in the House, seeking out media attention, for him, 'scandals' caused by the, very costly added, problems congress created, and Burr in the Senate, total, conservative, obstruction in job creating federal investments, your money your returns on, for economic growth and Countries needs, many long ignored, of now and into the future. Those federal investments had always rippled into private sector job and economic innovative growth before. After WWII 'Greatest Generation' never to be repeated, they Sacrificed and thus Developed an Economy envied by those who now have our once proud innovative trades and growth from!

Stand Down: Homeless Veterans in San Diego

September 16, 2014 - Every summer for 27 years, a small tent city has popped up in San Diego. "Stand Down" is a three-day oasis for homeless veterans, with showers, new clothes, hot meals, medical help, legal aid and a booth set up for every housing program in the city.

Increasingly, the event needs ways to keep children entertained.

"They've got the kids zone and everything. My kids live out here very happy. They're looking forward to it from last year," says Alex Morales, who served in the Army in the 1970s.

Morales, his wife and their five children have come here for nine years running — the kids practically grew up here. Some years the family had transitional housing, sometimes they had jobs — but they always needed some help.

After seeing attendance rise for most of a decade, Stand Down this year saw a slight drop in the overall number of vets they served. Yet the numbers grew for families and female veterans needing help.

"This year I've seen a huge number of families — more than I've ever seen before," says Darcy Pavich, who directs Stand Down. "The number of children has probably doubled from last year." read more>>>

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

'Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed, says VA chief

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too" "not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

You can bet, and win, you won't hear any mention of the Country being told they have to Sacrifice in the debates related to the growing destructive ISIS or ISIL created by the Conservative policies on the international stage under the Bush/Cheney leadership!

Homeless Veterans / Upcoming Events / Stand Downs

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