Will you help please?
70 yr old disabled Army Veteran (not service connected) receives social security which is the only income he and his wife have since she was laid off her job. No luck finding employment. They aren’t able to pay their mortgage and cover the rest of their living expenses. The vet is a heart patient and a diabetic and is running out of insulin. They reside in Clayton, NC and don’t have enough money to buy insulin. He won’t go to a non-VA ED because of the charges they would accrue. But they don’t have gas money to get to the VA either. Any Posts or other groups in Johnston County/East Wake area want to give this vet a ride to the VA so he can get his insulin? Or maybe talk to his wife to see what kind of work she can do. They need someone to “adopt” them for awhile until they can financially get back on track. I’ll share their name and phone number with anyone who would be willing to help. Or let us know how he might otherwise get his insulin.
There is a 25 year old Army vet, just processed out in May and started school in June to train in IT, with the understanding the 9/11 GI Bill would help pay toward his housing and school expenses. He works at a McDonalds, has three small kids, wife and mother in law he is trying to support. They have blown through his savings. Though he applied in May, the GI Bill folks keep telling him they don’t have all the paperwork yet. Needs to make another payment for the next semester of school so he can take classes, he isn’t able to pay the rent and drives a moped to work because he can’t afford gas for his car. He would come down to Raleigh to apply for VA housing supports and see what opportunities he could find here but he lives in Norlina and has no way to get here. He is going to court soon because of back rent. He says he spends his paycheck on food for the kids and pretty much everything else does not get paid. If you know anyone up that way who can help, or want to help in some way yourself, let us know.
USVC notes a couple of events coming up this month:
Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10am – 1pm
Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Drive, Carthage, NC 28327
New Jump Unit, Demos, Wing Ceremony, Entertainment, Food, and win a jump with Mike (Former Golden Knight that has jumped with President Bush and Hollywood Stars)
Operation Coming Home Ground Breaking Ceremony
for Hero Home #4 US Marine Corps LCPL Richie Chavis and Family
Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10am
124 Samuel Nichols Drive, Cameron, NC 28326
(Cameron is between Sanford and Southern Pines off Route 1)
Semper Fi Documentary
Representative Miller and Senator Burr invite everyone to attend the screening of , a documentary on the fight to investigate and address the groundwater contamination at Camp LeJeune. The screening and remarks by Rep. Miller and Sen. Burr will be held on Tuesday evening, August 7 in Raleigh. Flier with full details is attached. Space is limited to RSVP soon.
NC Operation: Military Kids 6th Annual Visual Arts Contest
NC OMK announced the 6th Annual NC Operation:Military Kids Visual Arts Contest. The contest is open to all North Carolina youth. Age categories are 5-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, and 16-19. Designed to introduce youth to the Visual Arts as a part of the 4-H Expressive Arts Curriculum, youth will utilize their skills and their artistry to capture their views of America and patriotism.
This year’s themes are:
- America the Beautiful
- Proud to be an American
- Patriotic Pride
- Celebrating Our Heroes…Past and Present
Contest rules and guidelines can be found at www.nc4h.org/military/index/html or http://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/statePOCHome.aspx?state=North%20Carolina
Eligibility of Photos: All photographs must have been taken by youth between the dates of May 1, 2012 and the time of entry. Photos may be submitted only one time and in only one division and class to the North Carolina Operation: Military Kids photography contest.
Eligibility of Artwork: All artwork must have been created by youth between the dates of May 1, 2012 and the time of entry. Artwork may be submitted only one time and in only one division and class to the North Carolina Operation: Military Kids Visual Arts contest.
Entry Deadline: ENTRIES must arrive in the North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Office, postmarked no later than Tuesday,April 30, 2013.
What a great opportunity for all North Carolina youth to showcase their talent and skills in the Expressive Arts area.
Please feel free to contact J. Scott Enroughty, ProjectCoordinator – OMK-NC at 919.515.8500 or email@example.com if there are any questions.