Magazines for the V.A. Hospital

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by flathead willie, May 30, 2006.

  1. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I stopped by the Vetrans hospital today to say thanks to some veterans and to take them some of my old hunting and fishing magazines. Every time I go over there the waiting rooms are full of Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Cosmopolitan. The ladies seem to be the only ones taking the veterans anything to read. (No wonder they can't get out of there!) I thought maybe bringing this to the attention of the BOC might relieve this terrible injustice. If any of you have old issues of Field & Stream, Outdoor life, In Fishermen, National Geographic, or, (God forbid) Bass Masters, the vets sure could use them. If you don't have a V.A. Hosp. in your area, I'm sure the nearest General Hospital or retirement home would love to have them. As a matter of fact, the D.A.V. will pick them up and deliver them in most areas.
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    You did a great thing brother. Sounds like something many of us can chip and and do.
     

  3. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Billie,

    Great idea, glad to see the effort made!

    For most Vets, we need to drop off a copy of the VASRD, so they know there disability ratings, and what to say when asked questions by the doc.

    This regulation, or law, is worth its weight in gold.
     
  4. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    Kool idea brother. i always did wonder if they would let anyone do something like that.
     
  5. vini

    vini New Member

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    My new girlfriend works at the VA going to ask her today to take over all my fishing magazines for the guys, good idea Willie I was'nt sure what I was going to do with them did'nt want to throw them out, Thanks.

    She works with alot of the cancer patients alot of guys from Vietnam era not a very happy place over there from what she's told me. I don't know how she does it but thank God we have people who can handle doing what she does...
     
  6. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Hey...

    I have a box full of old Woods and Water News, American Rifleman, and North American Hunter mags.

    Someone... ANYONE.... PM me with an address and Ill ship em off.

    There is no local VA Hospital around me, I do not believe. And since soldiers are scattered, this plans is as good as any.

    Sal
     
  7. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    packed and sent. Done and done.


    40+ pounds of good outdoor reading is on its way.


    Can anyone match the gift???? Come on.... this is a challenge to YOU, Brothers!!


    LOL


    Sal
     
  8. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Thank you brother Sal. The guys at the veterans Hospital are gonna love this. Your kindness will come back to you I'm sure. No takers on your challenge so far.
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    That is a grea idea I have 1000's of old out door magazines dating back 50 years, and more they are very interesting..I have If I do remember the first issue of field an stream and outdoor life..I used to be an avid colector...We have a V.A. hospital in my town, I may donate all of them.
     
  10. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    The guys will love it. There is a catch & release lake at the one here. It gives the disabled vets some incentive to get out of the ward and go fishing.
    Even the out patients need them. Going to the V.A. Hospital here in Salem is usually an all day affair. They need something to read while they are there. I took about two dozen over on Monday. That's all I had because I take them about every other week.
     
  11. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    I have some and will be taking them to the hospital,

    Good idea
     
  12. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    :smile2: THAT IS ONE GREAT IDEA. I HAVE MANY NAFC MAGS THAT I WAS WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH. HATE THROWING AWAY OR BURNING. NOW I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. I KNOW THERE IS A OLD SOLIDIERS HOME UP IN QUINCY,IL. I'M SURE THEY WOULD TAKE THEM.DON'T THINK I HAVE A VA HOSPITAL AROUND CLOSE. HAVE TO GET THE PHONE BOOK OUT AND DO SOMECHECKING. THANKS FOR A GREAT IDEA. NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO CARES.
     
  13. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    If you don't have a V.A. hospital near you I'm sure there is a retirement home or a regular hospital nearby. No sense in putting perfectly good outdoor mags in the landfills.