What can you do to help veterans in your community?

As details about the scope and breadth of the VA scandal continue to emerge, concerned citizens around the United States have taken it upon themselves to help our veterans in whatever ways they can. On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to Yvonne Donnelly, chair of the 9/12 Project, about a service initiative a Phoenix-based 9/12 member kick started.

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“I was a contacted by a gentleman… out of Phoenix. I don’t know this guy. I’ve never talked to him before this morning, but I thought he had a brilliant idea,” Donnelly explained. “Many of our [9/12] groups are going out and doing things for our vets. They are going to the hospitals. They are going to the facilities in their areas. They are doing things for them. But let’s do things together with them. We want to charge 9/12 folks, your listeners, any great patriots out there to actually go to the [VA] hospitals and the facilities, and volunteer their time with those organizations.”

A website, VACrisisVolunteers.com, has been set up as a mechanism to connect those interested in severing with local VA facilities. Those interested can also reach out to their local VA outposts directly.

“What are the jobs you can do at a VA hospital,” Glenn asked. “And who do you even call?”

“Most of them do have coordinators that coordinate volunteers and special events,” Donnelly said. “And I went on my local site last night, Glenn, and found that there was a contact person. So go to your local site, whether it’s a hospital or outreach center, and there should be a person for you to contact.”

As Glenn has been discussing for quite some time, it is going to require a grassroots movement of concerned Americans to really make an impact.

“Yvonne, the reason I had you on today is I just appreciate this idea and this kind of continues the promise that – if you are a long-time listener of mine, you made with me as in the Rallies for America, that we would not treat our veterans like the Vietnam veterans were treated when they came home,” Glenn concluded. “And we’re in the throws of doing that right now.”

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  • Anonymous

    A Warriors Plea

    As I think about those who
    have paid with there lives to protect our Freedom. I wonder what they
    are thinking now as they watch us throwing it away with out much of a
    fight? I know many veterans are asking themselves DO THE AMERICAN
    PEOPLE WANT THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY SERVED OR ARE CURRENTLY SERVING.
    TO STAND BETWEEN THEM AND THOSE VIOLATING THEIR OATH! WHO HAVE NO
    RESPECT FOR THE PRINCIPLES THEY SENT OUR WARRIORS OVERSEAS TO FIGHT
    FOR? THEY IN KNOW WAY WILL START A CONFLICT OR REVOLT VIOLENTLY TO
    FORCE FREEDOM ON OTHERS. SO DO THE PEOPLE WANT OUR WARRIORS TO LEAVE
    THEM ON THEIR OWN TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR BY
    THOSE IN GOVERNMENT? THIS IS THE PEAL OF EVERYONE I HEAR WHO TOOK
    THEIR OATH TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION SERIOUSLY!

    What would those who have
    sacrificed all say about our answer to that question?

    Why did we ask them to
    risk everything to protect those freedoms if we are so willing to
    just hand them over to buy us a few more months, or years of
    normalcy!

    Why do we take them from
    their families to fight for freedom all over the world and give away
    like we don’t value it as much as football or what ever our love is!

    Why do we expect them to
    come home and watch their country be over run by criminals
    masquerading as government officials?

    Why do so many think we
    have the right to force our will on our fellow Americans by a
    majority vote?

    SO if I get a majority to
    vote that we all have a right to do what ever we want to the
    politicians does that make it LEGAL?

    Why do we think we have
    the power to play GOD with the lives of our fellow Americans and
    others around the world?

    BECAUSE WHEN WE VIOLATE
    THE LIMITS ORDAINED BY THE CONSTITUTION WE ARE BREAKING GOD’S LAW AND
    THE SUPREME LAW OF OUR GOVERNMENT CONTRACT!

    So maybe we should rewrite
    the constitution to read as follows!

    WE THE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO
    FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS SET OF
    GUIDELINES FOR THE UNITED STATES ON SLAVERY!

    Article 1 We will
    establish 75,000 laws and regulations to ensure that everyone is a
    felon and thus only has rights until we can sort out the data from
    the nsa and make a case against you if you piss us off!

    ARTICLE 2 We will
    establish the NSA, FBI, EPA, TSA, IRS, BLM, FDA, BATF, and numerous
    other agencies to Suppress and abuse the people at their will to make
    sure you don’t piss off those in power at the time.

    Article 3 Our Corporate
    partners will force their product down your throat as they desire and
    if you resist or refuse to use them we will send someone from one of
    the a fore mentioned agencies to stick a gun in your face and force
    compliance or terminate you with extreme prejudice!

    Article 4 we will
    experiment on you and you children at will in every way to make sure
    we are getting what ever we want from you while preventing any
    ability for you to resist our will!

    Article 5 We will seize
    all resources and property and give you what we determine you need to
    fulfill our will!

    Article 5 YOU WILL WORSHIP
    THOSE IN POWER AS GODS FOR THAT THEY ARE AND YOU EXIST BY THEIR GOOD
    GRACES SO DON’T PISS US OFF!

    Well I think you get the
    picture and I wish this was a gross exaggeration of where we are in
    our nation today but it is only a mild exaggeration and one really
    major crisis away from reality!

    For those in politics who
    are conservative and fighting to stop this insanity in any meaningful
    way you had better start asking yourself. Who are you going to call
    when they come for you like they did the CONSERVATIVE GM DEALERS
    DURING THE FINANCIAL CRISIS!

    If you think they will
    give any quarter to those who they don;t like even if you betray us!
    Your a fool who has no clue about History and what these people have
    been planning for decades!

    IF YOU DON’T SUPPORT THOSE
    WILLING TO SERVE AGAIN HERE NOW THEY WON’T BE THERE WHEN YOU FINALLY
    REALIZE YOU WERE A FOOL!

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  • Barnara Apon

    My husband is a 100% disabled veteran..we live out in the ccountry about 3 hours from the closes VA hospital…. But when my husband is in the hospital.. Usually he in a four bed room…I care for everyone in that room…helping to set food trays so our Vets can eat…because they just come in and put the trays at the side or foot of the beds and leave… Most Vets cannot get out of beds to get their food and some family members drive there everyday from some over 50 miles away just so their love ones can get at least one meal a day….but when I’m there it gives families a break.. Because they know I’ll see to it that everyone’s needs are met….I also go room to room til all on our floor has clean hands and faces and can eat….then afterwards I make sure that clothes are changed and hands and faces are clean again….I help them to the bath rooms…even have taken them to showers….if I lived closer and could leave or bring my husband with me…I’d be there everyday…There are so many that have no one…All help would be greatly appreciated…. God bless or volunteers…