Women Vets and One Woman's Dream

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According to the VA, 18% of veterans of women. Their numbers have doubled in the last decade and are expected to double again in the decade ahead. Many of them are now returning from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, facing many of the same challenges as the men, but others that are uniquely their own. This Off the Cuff elaborates further on these issues.

One area veteran has a dream to address these unique needs. Tina McClurg of Gasconade County has expertise in the building and construction trades and a passion for helping these women transition back to civilian life--and, in many case, back to motherhood. Tina wants to create a Camp Hope specifically for women. She has her eyes on a parcel of land in Gasconade County, and is beginning to hear from more and more people willing to support her dream--everyone from those willing to help with construction and funding to massage therapists and counselors willing to help these women heal physically and emotionally.

If you would like to help, you can e-mail Tina directly at tinamcclurg@rocketmail.com or e-mail me at diane@klpw.com.

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