VA http://whqr.org en Area Vietnam Veterans Call Town Meeting to Discuss Lasting Effects of Agent Orange http://whqr.org/post/area-vietnam-veterans-call-town-meeting-discuss-lasting-effects-agent-orange <p>After enduring exposure to toxic herbicides including Agent Orange, Vietnam War veterans face higher incidence of neurological malfunction, respiratory disease and some forms of cancer—and in many cases, their children and grandchildren do, too. This is why Wilmington’s chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is hosting a town-hall-style meeting tomorrow. Their objective is to spark local support for federal legislation that will better protect such victims—long after their current caretakers, who are usually their parents, have passed on.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 57176 at http://whqr.org Area Vietnam Veterans Call Town Meeting to Discuss Lasting Effects of Agent Orange Wilmington Housing Authority Secures Funding for Homeless Veterans http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-secures-funding-homeless-veterans <p>Some of Wilmington’s homeless veterans are about to get some good news. Yesterday, the <a href="http://www.wha.net/">Wilmington Housing Authority</a> was awarded a $94,000 grant from the <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD">United States Department of Housing and Urban Development</a>--or HUD--which translates to fifteen housing vouchers for area veterans. Wilmington was one of only three cities in the state to receive this allocation.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:14:20 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 41898 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Secures Funding for Homeless Veterans