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July 17, 2013

Volunteers assist 154 with VA claims and questions

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NORMAN —

Only one veteran received a rating of 100 percent for their service-connected disabilities this week.

Seventeen veterans received VA ratings ranging from 10 to 90 percent for their service-connected disabilities. These veterans also will be eligible for VA medical care after their claim is approved. When a veteran’s claim is approved, there is a date stamped on the left side of the decision. One year from that date, the veteran can ask for a re-evaluation of any service-connected disability.

The Veterans Corner Benevolence Fund has been spending more money than is being donated to us lately. We provide assistance to many veterans and surviving spouses from the funds that are donated each week by the men and women who we have helped.

Treasurer Jerry Baxter is doing a great job stretching each dollar as much as possible. It seems that we are seeing an increase in the number of people who need assistance from everything from rent to doctor expenses.

If you decide to be a part of what we are doing, please feel free to stop by any Thursday morning. We are a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, with your donations being tax deductible. We also accept cars, trucks and handicap items as donations to be given to veterans or sold to raise funds. Baxter can be reached at 833-0773.

If you have not visited with Harold Harvell or his helpers, JD Kinard or Riley Phillips, about a brick along the Walk of Honor leading up to the memorials, please do so. They also have many types of military hats that are available for sale each Thursday morning. Harold can be reached at 596-8755.

The book of veterans’ stories by Dr. Kami Day also is available for purchase either from Harold Harvell or online at Amazon.

If you need food or other household items, Sid Smith brings food boxes each week to the Goldsby Community Center on Thursday mornings. He also can be reached at 573-1990 most any time.

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