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Local Organization Gives Veterans Free Computers

Help Hospitalized Veterans, based in French Valley, announced it has delivered 124 free computer systems to wounded combat veterans this year.

A French Valley-based organization announced it has spent 2012 sending computers to wounded Military veterans.

Help Hospitalized Veterans has delivered 124 systems to veterans this year, some with voice-activated software due to injuries preventing veterans with the use of their hands, the organization announced in a news release.

U.S. Marine James Brewster, recipient of four Purple Heart medals from injuries sustained in Vietnam, was recently surprised by a phone call from HHV informing him that he would be receiving one such system, according to the news release.

"Getting that call was like winning a sweepstakes," Brewster said. "This computer has already changed my life. I found a couple of my buddies from 'Nam, and I even found the corpsman that saved my life and we have begun communicating."

The organization—which drew scrutiny in August when California Attorney General Kamala Harris alleged HHV executives overpaid themselves—said it plans to send another 120 computers to wounded and disabled veterans throughout 2013.

Ed P. November 22, 2012 at 03:38 PM
A giant THANK YOU for all you do!

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