While on a work site project. I took the time to inform local community members of the Burn Pits and to Edson Arzu the CEO of Garifuna Veterans of America. Many of them, never herd of the Burn Pits controversy.
The former President of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Lenny Caro was kind of enough to talk to me regarding many of our programs. I took the chance to speak to him about the Burn Pits as well.
Senator Gustavo Rivera was nice enough to stop by one of our events. I was happy and eager to speak to him about the Burn Pits and the advocacy efforts we were making.
For over 10 years, I have been fighting the controversies of the burn pits. When the PACT Act was passed, I was excited just like all the other Veterans and their families. Then I notice the downfalls of it.
My position as Executive Officer for Devil Dog USA Incorporated allows me to speak to many Veterans across the country. Some of the issues facing us are as follows:
1. The Town Hall meetings are just rhetoric in nature. Just a place for submitting claims.
2. The conditions for the interviews are less than amiable.
3. The claim and interview process seemed to be rushed.
With the track record of the VA and the monumental action taken by congress, we need to stand together and be heard. We will hold them accountable and we want this done the right way.
I hope, I can count on your support too!