New Years Resolution

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  1. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
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    (1/1/03 3:06:38 pm)
    New Years Resolution
    Normally I don't really do New Year resolutions. At one time I would of said exercise and diet to lose weight - but if I can lose weight over the holidays (I have) then that's not the problem. I'll just keep going.

    But this year I did make one New Years Resolution - to donate more to the VA Medical Center. The guys in the programs there could use a little something more often than just at Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Yesterday I donated 4 walkmans for their Drug and Alcohol program - while a good portion of these guys and gals (yes gals) end up having to go through the program more than once many do succeed eventually.

    Everybody wants to donate stuff to the older veterans over in the State Veterans Home or the Extended Care Unit of the hospital but they consider that the younger (read under 70) veterans who are having coping problems don't deserve help - which considering that a good portion of those old vets who are in the nursing home or ECU had the alcohol and drug problems as well when they were younger - makes me wonder how smart people (read that as public) really are.

    So that's my resolution - to donate even more of what is needed only now instead of just for the general program I'm going to give money and items strictly for the Drug and Alcohol (and Psych ward) programs. These people get the least and many of them have given just about all they had to give for their country!

    Okay I'm off my soap box now.

    ps - in case some of you don't think I understand how the system works at a VA Medical Center let me explain that I work there and have for 2 years - and have had many a good friend saved both physically and mentally (though a couple of my friends are still way out there at times). I do know what I speak of since I work with donations of both money and items daily.

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    (1/1/03 4:45:32 pm)
    Reply Good job "T"...
    Both my parents are Vet's (yep Mother too), who receive VA care. Never thought about the younger ones. Thanks for bringing this to everyones attention!

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    (1/1/03 7:46:51 pm)
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    God bless ya, Miss T.
    Macht kaputt, was euch kaputt macht!

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    (1/2/03 12:21:23 am)
    Re: Good job "T"...
    That's mighty thoughtful of you T!

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    (1/2/03 12:23:36 am)
    Reply Re: Good job "T"...
    I`m going to get more............

    free man`s only wish!!!!!!!!!
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