Veterans http://publicradioeast.org en The Down East Journal (04/05/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-040514 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a non-profit in Greenville reaching out to veterans and disabled seniors who live at home.&nbsp; This weekend, Rebuilding Together Pitt County holds a community outreach and home remodeling event in Greenville. &nbsp;More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:40:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37987 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/05/14) New Bern Non-Profit Looks to Hire Military Veterans for Organic Garden http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-bern-non-profit-looks-hire-military-veterans-organic-garden <p>A nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The mission of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden is to reduce the unemployed and<strong> </strong>disadvantage veteran population and provide a pathway to work. Executive Director of non-profit group Lovay Wallace Singleton says the effort has multiple benefits.</p><p><em>"We are trying to increase the quality of life for disabled veterans by providing them exercise, rehabilitation and horticultural therapy</em>." &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:18:24 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 30313 at http://publicradioeast.org New Bern Non-Profit Looks to Hire Military Veterans for Organic Garden Expediting Disability Compensation Claims for Veterans http://publicradioeast.org/post/expediting-disability-compensation-claims-veterans <p>The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced they’re implementing an initiative to expedite disability compensation claims for Veterans who have waited a year or more.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 14:04:50 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 13974 at http://publicradioeast.org