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Luis Keys - Signed Articles of Agreement December 30, 2008, 7th Learner

United States Navy

This is my beginning to My Life, My Lineage, My First Paperback Book. I invite you to read my journey as I compose each chapter of the 14 Level Reintegration Program. My success is your success and our community's success. Thank you for your courage and support. To post comments you must register with our community. You can view this outline  I am using to map out my progess. Thank you for your comments, I value them.

  • Sunday, January 25, 2009 08:23 | Luis Keys

    I incendentally 'stumbled' across SVBRC through Interfaith Community Service Center in Oceanside by virtue of reintergration because of a bad experience I had encountered with the government as a civil service employee. As I explained my situation to Rob Heinlein of ICS, he gave me hope by giving a copy of Albert Renteria's business card and telling me to call him because it would be a good resource for me. 

    Even though the 'rug had been pulled from underneath me' as I explained to Albert it was his attentiveness that compelled me to open & share certain aspects of my life with him, especially with regards to being a veteran. Albert seemed very sincere & inquisitive, which had me feel comfortable enough to 'vent' my frustations with ease.

    I felt & still feel very disapointed with parts of the VA system in which "help" is not always available when one needs it. This ranges from psychological & emotional support to food assistance as well. I find that there are very few, if any, geniune organizations (that also includes churches & 'foundations') which pride themselves on their establishment in "supporting" veterans, but with very little to offer in terms of direct assistance.

    Sometimes veterans are ignored and even dismissed altogether in their greatest moment of need for various reasons or excuses, which is sad commentary on this society as a whole. After serving our country and some of us risking our lives all in the name of "freedom" it's no wonder more help is not available, but that goes without saying because it is matter of showing us that they care rather then just telling us with very little evidence to support their claim.

    However, I am thankful that those establishments, such as ICS & SVBRC, have shown their support and taken action in providing assistance with what resources have been available or at least pointed me in the direction by which I am able to connect with others for help.

    I appreciate Albert Renteria and all the learner's availibilty in which has made a positive impact thus far in my life. I hope that this organization will continue to grow & expand in a way that it will reach the entire U.S. and that it thrives in manner that will be able to directly give in a means in which can effectively contribute to the immediate needs of the veteran.

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