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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How you can help a veteran today



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“The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
Colin Powell


     This weekend I attended the Great Lakes Prepper Expo and wound up speaking with several fellow former military vets and current law enforcement who served in the second Gulf War.  All of us lamented how few politicians, including our current president or former president Clinton had ever served or how none of us believe Mrs. Clinton capable of leading the military based on her poor record as Secretary of State or her mis-handling of Benghazi.

Ironically, an examination of Congress shows very few of them ever served in the military but ironically, they love to cut benefits and pay for our military while increasing their own and all of us agreed that it is a national disgrace this country seems to have a need for so many charities aimed at assisting wounded veterans while our VA hospitals seem to be the subject of so many scandals and vets have to wait for care.

Under Obama’s watch [our incompetent-in-chief as everyone called him that day], more than 300 of our top military commanders have been forced out…including U.S. Army General David Petraeus.  Yet, Mrs. Clinton remains unindicted for essentially the same ‘crime.”  How does this happen?

Over the years the Poor Man has supported veterans in many ways including offering volunteer programs that taught returning vets how to start their own business through the state of Ohio and various colleges, donating and supporting various charities and more…here’s one I’d like to share today.  It’s called

Finding a new job isn’t easy, especially one that pays a decent wage.  Tori and Mark Baird founded this group to help vets get back on their feet.  After being approached by a returning, out-of-work vet seeking handyman work in order to get his utilities turned back on, they gave him the $100 this man needed.

Mark, a pastor who had spent 30 years counseling veterans knew a lot of struggling vets.  He and his wife lived near Camp Pendleton and saw how many of their military neighbors had to rely on food stamps and assistance to get by.

Their mission became Patriotic Heart’s HIRE PATRIOTS and they’ve filled more than 100,00 jobs to help vets and active duty military families make ends meet…something our politicians have failed to do.  
There are other organizations helping vets and probably some in your own neighborhood…you might check with AMVETS, your local VA,,, WoundedWarriorsProject, the FisherHouse.Org [they help provide free travel for vets & military families].

I still donate 25% of my How to Escape the Rat Race CD ROM sales to various vet groups via the colleges I once taught at so if you can find a use for some of the items we sell at our ecommerce site, that’s appreciated too…

Yours for better living,

Bruce the Poor Man’  

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DAR said...

Nice post-nice people and it is a shame how few of our so-called leaders have ever served [except themselves & their corporate masters].

Ann said...

Thank you sooo much for this post! We have vets and active duty military in both our families. And we help out as many legitimate charities as we can. And hopefully they can straighten out this mess with the VA hospitals...and get them everything they have shed sweat and blood for. It's shameful. :(