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    Old 04-21-2011, 12:21 PM
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    Just ran across this article on Newser!
    http://www.newser.com/story/116923/m...f-bedbugs.html
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    Old 04-21-2011, 12:29 PM
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing.
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    Old 04-21-2011, 12:35 PM
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    Very interesting. Guess it is better to know before the donation than after putting all the time and money into it. One would wonder if that is the only location turning them down or if they speak on behalf of Va throughout the U.S.?
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    WOW! I wouldn't have thought about that... I hope that they get it taken care of. There are many other places to donate to in the meantime :D:D:D
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    Old 04-21-2011, 12:43 PM
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    I just cked the VA Hospital Units/Nursing Homes I donate to, theytell me, they are still in DIRE NEED and will con't to accept donated items.....

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-95600-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-105413-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-96015-1.htm

    If u follow the other stories linked in the article, it is this branch only. They need to share their " over abundance " with other facilities...
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    Old 04-21-2011, 12:44 PM
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    I think this is very sad. If they indeed have too many, why not give them to veterans who are in need rather than let them pile up? If it is because of bedbugs, just say that.
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    Old 04-21-2011, 12:53 PM
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    Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I just cked the VA Hospital Units/Nursing Homes I donate to, theytell me, they are still in DIRE NEED and will con't to accept donated items.....

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-95600-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-105413-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-96015-1.htm

    If u follow the other stories linked in the article, it is this branch only. They need to share their " over abundance " with other facilities...
    Tutt, based on this new information, would you pm a moderator to update your topic title?
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    Old 04-21-2011, 12:55 PM
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    Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    There is and will always be a great need. the facilities that need them should get them from the facilities who have the extras. the same old red tape gobblygook is just standard government frustration over something they cant control. I hope this gets clarified toot sweet.
    I agree, like some sort of Coalition. Sad.
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    Old 04-21-2011, 01:15 PM
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    It would seem that they just don't understand sharing...
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    Old 04-21-2011, 01:16 PM
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    I updated title to "Minneapollis VA" based on responses.
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