Hi All.....We have met and been working with a local veteran who is relocating to our area and is coming from a temporary veteran home.
This is a young Marine veteran of 5 & 1/2 years who received an injury when his CH-46 was shot at from ground fire. He will be moving to Danielson in a new renovated apartments on Maple Street on June 18 who have set aside some apafrtments for veterans. He came from a group home and is need of EVERYTHING.....
Microwave, Toaster Oven, Vacuum Cleaner, Dishes, Silverware, Kitchen Utensils, Pot& Pans, Queen Bedding, Plasticware, Cups & Glasses, Keurig Coffeemaker & Coffee, Toiletries, Kitchen & Bathroom Baskets, Toaster, Blender, Table Fan, Bike, Computer Desk, Cloths Hamper, Shower Curtain
Queen Bed & Mattress, Kitchen Table & Chairs, Living Room Furniture, Sofa ,& Lamps, Men’s Clothing 2XL Shirts….. 38/32Pants, Shoes 13, Dresser & Nightstand, Rug(s), Coffee Table
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The Coffeehouse would like to thank Attorney Stephen Sutton form the law offices of KKC Attorneys for a great presentation on Elder Law. The Coffeehouse presented Mr. Sutton with a plaque in appreciation for his dedicated work in acquiring our 501c3 non-profit status and also being a great supporter of veterans.
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
The Coffeehouse now has a Defibrillator and we welcomed Derek May and nurse Janine Vose in demonstrating how to use it when needed. Very simple, speaking instructions to anyone who using this device. They will be offering a 3 hour certification course in the near future. Thanks again to the Northeast District Dept.. of Health for their time to a full house of over 70 veterans.
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This is the link for FREE monthly phones for low income and the homeless and you can use your phone or get one FREE.
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1,000 FREE Monthly Minutes
1GB/monthly of FREE Data for Internet Usage
Unlimited Texts Every Month
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T-Mobile One Military Phone Plan: The T-Mobile ONE Military plan provides 20% off the first phone line, 50% off each line after that and up to 50% off select Samsung phones. Plus, things like stream unlimited and a free Netflix account!
AT & T Military & Veteran Discount: 55% discount on qualified monthly wireless plans
Sprint Active Duty, Reserve and Veteran Discounts: Sprint offers the Unlimited Military plan, which is a discount on their Unlimited Basic plan and includes 50% off on additional lines ($60 for the first, $20 for the second and $10 for each additional line)
Verizon Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard & Veteran Discount: Verizon wireless provides a 15% discount on monthly plans and a 25% discount on accessories.
A couple of veteran items that may be of interest:
.VA Secretary Wilkie announced that the VA will be implementing a new policy that puts recipients of the Purple Heart Medal to be "put at the front of the line" for benefit claims. PH veterans already do receive priority status within the VA Health system in regards to receiving medical care; they are placed in Priority Group 3 for incoming scheduling of appointments. Priority Group 3 also includes veterans who were previous Prisoners of War and veterans who have service-connected disabilities rated 10%-20%. Starting April 1, 2019, they will also get priority when they submit disability benefit claims . Give credit where credit is due; it may be a long time coming but at last the VA got this straight.
..If you receive disability compensation (service-connected) and need to take prescription medication for it, remember that the cost is born by the VA along with your monthly benefit. Sometimes veterans forget get about this additional benefit, especially if they were taking the same meds before their disability award. If you think you are being billed by the VA for a prescription that is directly related to your disability, call the VA pharmacy where you get them, usually Providence or W. Haven for most of us, and ask them to verify. If they agree, you even get back pay for for any of those you paid for after you submitted your claim (but before you received it.)
Today we honor the first black woman to join the elite group to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns, Sgt. Danyell Elaine Wilson! In 1997, at 22 years old, Wilson became the second woman to become a tomb guard at Arlington National Cemetery. A soldier from Alabama who said her state's civil rights struggle inspired her to succeed became the first black woman to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns, which honors the nation's unidentified war dead.
Sgt. Danyell Elaine Wilson, 22, of Montgomery, made her first walk as a tomb sentinel at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday after receiving the Army's tomb guard badge. Only 400 of the badges have been awarded since it was created in 1958.
Tomb guards, all volunteers, are members of E Company of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard. Until 1993, when a female military police unit was attached to the Old Guard, women were not eligible to volunteer for guard duty at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Wilson is only the second woman to earn the tomb guard badge. The first was Sgt. Heather Lynn Johnsen of Fremont, Calif.
"I wanted to do something different, and I figured this would be the highest honor as far as the Army goes, to guard the unknown soldier," Wilson said after receiving the badge from Capt. Robert Forte, commander of the Army company that guards the tomb 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ct Food Bank in our area for a mobile Food Pantry:
Central Assembly of God, Plainfield 3d Wednesday of month at
St. Mary Church Putnam 4th Tuesday of month at 10:00 am
Pomfret Food Pantry is open to Pomfret residents as well as any veteran in need 207 Mashamoquet Road (Rt.44) in Pomfret open Monday 5:30-6:30pm and Tuesdays 11:30-12:30
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) values its partnership with you to honor Veterans with no known next of kin and insufficient financial resources with dignified burial in VA national and VA-grant funded State and Tribal Veterans cemeteries. We could not accomplish this without your efforts. For that reason, we are sending you this message so that you are aware of the revised 2019 reimbursements to ensure that unclaimed Veterans without financial resources may be honored with burial benefits earned through service to our Nation.
VA recently revised annual reimbursement allowances. The maximum allowable reimbursement payable in calendar year 2019 for qualifying interments is $2,681 for a casket and $162 for an urn. Please see the Casket/Urn Reimbursement for Unclaimed Veterans Remains Fact Sheet which explains the requirements and procedures for obtaining the reimbursement. Applicants must submit a VA Form 40-10088 Reimbursement of Casket/Urn
Additional resources are available to assist you with funeral and transportation expenses for unclaimed Veterans remains when there are insufficient resources. Please see this Unclaimed Veterans Remains Fact Sheet
Thank you for your continued support in providing honorable and dignified burials for unclaimed Veterans without sufficient financial resources. Should you have additional questions regarding the claim forms, please contact us using our Inquiry Routing & Information System https://iris.custhelp.com, so we can track inquiries and respond promptly.
For information on VA burial benefits, visit http://www.cem.va.gov or call (800) 827-1000. Please look for our future e-mails on burial and memorial benefits available for eligible Veterans and spouses. Also, please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign-up for notifications, future e-mail updates and information regarding VA memorial benefits through GovDelivery at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/usvanca/subscriber/new
Walt Disney World Resort is saluting U.S. military personnel by offering promotional theme park tickets for visits in the New Year. Active or retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard,