One of the ladies whose husband was service-connected for PTSD and other disabilities died recently. When she received the death certificate, one of the contributing factors was listed as PTSD. By this being listed on the death certificate, it enabled her to receive DIC benefits.
We helped seven veterans who were recently awarded 100 percent for their service-connected disabilities. These veterans will receive the state and federal benefits that are available to them.
Fifteen veterans filed their first claims for benefits Thursday.
The family support services at the Oklahoma National Guard have asked us to assist several whose spouses are on active duty in Afghanistan.
One of these ladies needed her car repaired to transport their children to school. We provided the funds, and the folks at Kenny Keith’s garage in Goldsby repaired her car at a discount. We also assisted one family with rent money who were being evicted after they had lost their jobs.
Jerry Baxter is the treasurer of the benevolence fund. He can be reached at 833-0773, or stop in on Thursday mornings to visit with him.
John Carter, of Norman, is heading the building committee plans for a facility on the property just west of Interstate 35 on State Highway 9. If you would like to visit with Carter about this project, he can be reached at 202-1999.
For those who need food items, Sid Smith has food boxes prepared each Thursday for anyone who needs assistance.
We have three vans that are used to transport veterans to their VA appointments. Clayton Lee, of Dibble, can be reached at 684-8860. Howard Martin, of Norman, drives the wheelchair-accessible van and can be reached at 227-3239.
For all of your questions and assistance, we are at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. The doors open at 7 a.m., and sign-in sheets are available at 5:30 a.m. Visit us at veteranscorner.org.