Forward Observer — Home Depot and Nam Knights Team Up to Provide Wheelchair Ramp to a Veteran

October 1, 2016

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Some smart connecting done by Nam Knights with a local Home Depot. Kudos to both on an honest effort coming from the heart.

But it would be even better if all the local Home Depots were to get together with Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley to see if a Repair Corps (aka Veterans Repair Corps) could be started locally, as has been occurring elsewhere.  LVMAC thinks such a local collaborative partnership might lead to a more effective, local program for both organizations — to include a better system to reach those veterans in need of such services.

While we’re at it, we wonder if the veteran was under VA healthcare.  He may not be, for not all veterans are entitled to VA healthcare, despite a common belief among non-veterans that all veterans are.  If he were, the Home Adaptation Program, a not well-known program, may have been available to him.

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RJH
As of 1 October 2016


LVMAC News — Volunteers Again Needed for the Veterans Reading Brigade

September 15, 2016
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Volunteers are needed for the Veterans Reading Brigade.  The demand has been increasing and we now have too few volunteers.

The concept is simple. Each reader is provided a book to read to a class of school children. Often the children enjoy asking questions about your military service.  The book is then donated to the classroom library.  It’s that easy!

This volunteer opportunity requires a minimal time commitment. You can volunteer to read as many or as few times throughout the year as your schedule allows.

If interested, please contact Robin Carmody at 610-972-7371 or rcarmody@firstgencom.com.

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As of 14 September 2016


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