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January 30, 2013

Volunteers process 146 claims for veterans, surviving spouses

NORMAN — This week we are recognizing Carlos Bromlow as the volunteer of the week. Carlos has the primary job as the goodwill ambassador on Thursday mornings. He always has a smile on his face and a friendly word for everyone. He has been a volunteer for several years always ready to help whereever he is needed. His day starts with helping to set up the Community Center and ends when the trailer is loaded and building locked. His wife Betty is one of the volunteers who specializes in helping surviving spouses.

Volunteers were able to process VA claims for 146 veterans and surviving spouses. Of this number, there were eight veterans who received a rating of 100 percent for their disabilities that were caused by or aggravated by military service.

There were 20 veterans who filed their first claim for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday. There were 13 surviving spouses who were assisted by Shirley and her crew of ladies. If you need to contact Shirley, her number is 361-9322.

One of the veterans we have been working with for several years stopped in to see us last week. He told me that I could not believe how we had changed his family’s life when he received a 100 percent rating a few weeks ago. They went from not having enough money to buy food and keep their house heated to having more than was needed. Both he and his wife were crying which caused me to have some tears also.

Last week, we needed a wheel chair for a veteran and a lady in Washington gave us one for him. I will take it to him this week. Another lady called who was in need of a slide board to help her move from her wheelchair to her bed. Luckily, I was given several of those recently. This last week we were able to provide food boxes to seven families. If you need assistance call Sid Smith at 573-1990 or visit with him at Goldsby on Thursday mornings.

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