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December 26, 2012

Thanks to volutneers for all of their time and effort this year

NORMAN — We will be closed Thursday for the Christmas holidays. Our volunteer of the week is one of our local veterans, Mr. Glen Parker, of Lexington. While in the Air Force, Glen spent one year in Vietnam. He has been a volunteer with us for the last four years, providing claims assistance to many veterans. Glen is married to Linda, who supports his efforts in this endeavour. Thanks to both of you. 

With 2012 coming to a close, I want to thank all of our volunteers for their time and effort they have put forward to assist the many veterans and surviving spouses who have requested our assistance. Our volunteers assisted more than 6,000 men and womenwith their claims for VA benefits this year.

We were able to help these men and women to receive compensation for their injuries that occurred or were aggravated while in the military. Hundreds of surviving spouses were assisted with their claims for DIC or pension benefits based upon their husbands’ military service. The total benefits for these men and women are in the millions of dollars each year.

We have decided to move forward with our plans to purchase land and to build our own veterans corner facility. When this is completed, we will be able to provide more services to the men and women who have served the United States of America. If you would like to assist us with this project, we are asking those who we have assisted to make a commitment to our building fund.

Jerry Baxter, our treasurer, is able to accept credit cards, automatic withdrawals, Pay Pal or any other type of donation. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with your donations being tax free. Please specify which fund you would like to help with: benevolence or building.

Thank you for serving our country and helping us help our veterans and their families. We continue to accept cars, trucks, tractors, boats or most anything that can be turned into money to support our mission. Please remember we are a free service with no paid staff.

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