Saturday, Oct 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Military Vets Find Safety Net Online

Vets Find Safety Net Online

E-mail Print PDF

Desperate for help and hobbled by federal bureaucracy, the men went public with their needs, recently posting their stories to total strangers on, a non-profit group created by a Silicon Valley entrepreneur to help injured veterans.

Strangers are coming to the aid of Soldiers with things such as auto repair, a new washing machine or lodging for family while a Soldier recuperates at a Veterans Affairs hospital far from home. Potential donors can read a Soldier's profile and either help financially or donate goods and services.

"There's a normal human dignity that it's hard to ask for help," said USA Together founder and Chief Executive Officer Dave Mahler. But some of these Soldiers "come out and are literally released with nothing. No money. Not a chair to sit on. We want to be the extra safety net."

TVNL Comment: It is a shame how the U.S. treats vets. Americans think supporting the troops means nothing more than slapping a flag on everything they own and singing the national anthem. They allow their leaders to send them off to wars based on complete lies. And then they bash anyone who wants to prevent vets, and others, from going without a home, food or health care and call them bleeding heart liberals. What a shameful country we have become.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Dozens of Afghans Missing From U.S. Military Training

Afghan trainees AWOL in USForty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than...

2nd wildfire breaks out on California military base

Military base firesAnother wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of...

Joint Staff general's girlfriend problem grounds career

michael BobeckAn Army National Guard general on the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been fired from his...

Chelsea Manning readies for disciplinary hearing over suicide attempt

Chelsea Manning faces indefinite isolationChelsea Manning goes before a three-member disciplinary board of the US army on Thursday charged with...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!