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The Veterans Support

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Veterans Support, Armed Forces, transition, non profit, employment, housing, financial, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Conn., Florida )

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Veterans Support Organization is a vital resource in helping veterans transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life. We are a nonprofit that provides employment, housing and financial assistance to veterans and leading veterans support agencies.

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Kamila A (141)
Friday June 29, 2012, 10:27 pm
What a wonderful organization. This is certainly a needed service organization.
It is a shame that the government is really good at spending money on guns and ammunition, training and sending the kids off to unholy wars, but is really bad at supporting the broken families and lost lives, healing the trauma on the psyches of these families. War must end.

Patricia E G (54)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:28 am
I have been supporting Veterans Organizations for years.

Thank you for the information on the VSO.

Alice C (1797)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:53 am
Thank you for posting this information ~ will share : )

Edwin M (346)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:56 am
As a Veteran and a Friend I thank you Sheryl for posting this and for your support of Veterans

Justin W. (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:27 am
Thank you for the wonderful comments. Please comment on our blogs

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:27 am
Thank you Justin for dropping by, and you are most welcome Edwin. I may not support the polices that our civilian Government determines we should be doing, but I never turn my back on our young men and women of the military, for they are all of our sons and daughters.

I was not aware of this particular non-profit until I was getting my cats their shots at an agricultural event. A booth was set up for VSO and I spent a bit of time speaking to the man that was there and also making a small donation. I thought it would be helpful to them to place their wonderful organization onto the C2 news room.

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:12 am
Thanks, Sheryl!

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:56 am
Awesome for the soldiers.
But why the hell can't our sad & cheap goverment take care of these wonderful people that served in a politcal war for the sake of a few that will make money off war. Bush / Cheney. We send young & old off to war let them get hurt then our goverment turns there backs on the vets,
What if the Goverment called for another war, and all refused to go, that would be great.

TomCat S (128)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:57 am
Thanks Sheryl. They deserve all the help we can give them.

Lone W (1428)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:10 am
thanks Sheryl

MmAway M (507)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:29 am
Thank you so much dear Sheryl for posting this!

SuSanne P (193)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:35 am
Thank you dearly Dandi. I will share as well (IF C2 remains up long enough).

Jim P (3257)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:09 am
George_W._Bush, aka as dubya, tried to cut the military pay several times while he was in office.
Dubya also allowed the veterans administration to fall in its cares for the returning soldiers.
Dubya also had his administration do the "stop-loss" policy which has had a profound effect on soldiers. So much that the soldiers are committing suicide in the highest numbers ever recorded in American history.
Bushy was also responsible for getting USA in wars which we all have gotten sick of them in the past years.
Bushy is also responsible for more than doubling the military budget for the sake of "OIL" and big corporations, and into expansion of "fascist imperialism". So much money has been expended in "bushy's folly" that our country of USA has undergone a monetary and economic transformation, for the worst.

I now feel sorry for the veterans who have been fooled, taken into a "war" that is no longer justifiable.

Ty, Dandelion.

. (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:39 am
Excellent. Too bad it's left up to private organizations to clean up the mess governments make. The only people who profit from these wars are the financiers and those with connections to the Elite.

Sandi C (98)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:59 am
thanks for posting!

Terry King (113)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:10 am
This organization isn't active in my area but I wish they were!

Patricia Cannell (825)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:08 pm
Noted. Thanks!

Mary T (178)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:50 pm
Thanks Dandelion for posting, I have always supported our soldiers even though I don't support the wars.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:11 pm
Noted. Thanks for the post.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:19 pm
I as well Mary.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 2:18 am
Thanks Sheryl.

Dusty Debandi (113)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:46 am
The Government wants to cut Military pay but what most people do not realize is that the AVERAGE pay to our Military is around $600 a month. How is anyone, much less a family supporssed to live on that? We can bail out Wall Street (mind you, without asking any of the USA citizens about how they felt about that) and then they stole the money to purchase Jets, vacations, and bump up their pay. It should have been a National Vote when it comes to taking away from the citizens that which is rightfully due to them as they paid into the system. I did not pay into the system to support Wall Street who thru their own greed made bad decisions in their business and approved loans that were no good. How many business have we known of that collapsed due to bad choices but we don't go an bail them out.........yet our men and women who so courageously & selflessly put their life and limbs on the line to protect our Freedoms, Our Country is discarded off to the side like trash. Makes no sence to me! And average person on disability or just because they are lazy and do not want to work collect more money from the government than the Soldiers do. Most of them do not believe in War either but they love their Country and are willing to lay down their lives for this Country. We send all of this money to other Countries to help them out for which a vast majority of them do no want our help and then we cannot help our own people who are forced to endure tragedies such as Katrina, The tornado's in Alabama, the tornados in Rolla Missouri or the Floods in Florida. When will we start thinking obout OUR COUNTRY and the men & women who firght to keep it OUR COUNTRY, land of the free, Home of the Brave! You all have a twisted sence of loyality to this Country and the people who make it up.

Carole K (195)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:57 am
Noted & "Like"d on Facebook. It will help me keep abreast of this important issue to all American citizens. It's the least one can do for heroes who lay their lives on the line for the rest of us. War continues to take a toll on these military service vets for the rest of their lives if they survive the deployment. God bless them and their families! TY, Dandelion for this article of what should most be remembered @ a time when we celebrate the birthday of our nation.........

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 2:01 pm
Thankfully Dusty, I think everyone on this thread understood the priorities and importance of our young men and women who serve. However, there are many in this Country who do have twisted sense of priorities and their moral compass is failing them.

Edith B (146)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:22 pm
Thanks for posting this, Our heroes deserve all the help they can get!

Susanne R (235)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:25 pm
It's very sad that our our government does not give veterans the level of care and support they deserve. Our veterans should be a priority --not a burden! As usual, citizens who already have a hard time making ends meet are the first ones to come to their aid. Thank goodness for the non-profit agencies that make it possible for us to do so!

Thanks for sharing this, Dandelion!

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:37 pm
This is a necessary link for vets. From war to civilian life is more difficult for some than those with a complete support system of their own. Whether it's an emotional, financial or logistic deficit, this group needs our help those who have put their lives on the line for us. I agree with all who see the absence of government when it comes to following through. Funny that the aftermath is planned and financed even before the conflict begins.
Bookmarked and will direct some small donations here. Thanx Sheryl.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday July 2, 2012, 9:27 am
Right on Edith, so true Susanne, and thanks Nancy, and is correct how our Government always finds enough money for the bombs and such, but not the aftercare. Once you are used in this Country you are spit out and that is that. Is they way the Elders are being treated, too old to make them more money, well cut off everything that keep you alive, income, health care, shelter just go die, you can not be used any more. Shameful culture we have now that a system pushed down our throats, now everyone needs to push back, to say, this isn't the way we want to live.

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." ~Thomas Jefferson

. (0)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:30 am
noted. After all these veterans endure, this is a wonderful organization. They need all the help they can get to overcome what they've seen and try to get back to a normal life. Thanks Dandelion

Judy C (97)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 7:07 pm
I guess you have to be one of the 1% to be rewarded in our society. Putting your life on the line gets you very little. Outside organizations must fund the help and care that our service members desperately need and deserve. It is an outrage. Thanks Dandelion.

. (1)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:55 am
Noted. Thank you Dandelion.

Vallee R (280)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:11 pm
Thanks Dandelion - noted.

Carol H (229)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:56 pm
thanks Dandelion and Dusty for the forward, noted
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