Real Estate Trade Association Members Outraged over VA Hospital Horror
At least 40 veterans died waiting for appointments at the VA Hospital in Phoenix, and there are additional VA hospitals around the U.S. that are being investigated for covering up long delays in treatment.
The Real Estate Agents and Lenders who founded the nonprofit trade association REBSEA are focused on helping Veterans achieve home ownership. Many of our members either donate to Veteran organizations or have founded their own Nonprofit to work with Veterans. REBSEA has agents throughout the U.S. and Canada. To find a REBSEA agent please see our directory at REBSEA Directory
Many of the 400 plus REBSEA members across the U.S. are veterans, and they have asked us to share their opinion of the Veterans Administration Hospital controversy.
REBSEA Real Estate Broker and Veteran Jack Ritoli of Chino Hills, Cal had this to say:
“This is an atrocity that I as an American veteran cannot believe. But it’s true. How in America today can veterans be treated like this? The very people who have given so much of their lives to this country are repaid by V.A. officials with secret waiting lists resulting in the deaths of 40 plus veterans. Veterans are treated worse than livestock. What an unbelievably sad turn of events for us all. I fully expect to see people not only lose their jobs, but jailed over this. I expect to see the head of the V.A. resign immediately. I intend to contact my elected representatives about this and I expect to get results! “
Learn more about Jack at Jack Ritoli
REBSEA Realtor /Business Broker and Veteran Edward Sklar of Boca Raton, Fl. Commented:
“This is a horrific payback to the heroes who have sacrificed so much for their country- Let’s make certain the people responsible for this are punished, and that the problems are rectified ASAP”
Learn more about Edward at: Edward Sklar
Some REBSEA Real Estate Agent members have taken a hands-on approach to helping our veterans. REBSEA Realtor Juli Gerrits of Huntsville, Alabama is working with a new veteran service group Veterans of North Alabama Services Assistance Program
Learn more about Juli at: Juli Gerrits
REBSEA is far from alone in wanting to learn about how the VA clinic issues have become so problematic. The prominent Veterans for Foreign Wars is asking people to come forward and share their personal stories about receiving treatment at Veterans facilities. “because timely access is key to a quality and responsive healthcare system, we need to hear real life stories, good or bad, not hearsay. Only then can we hold VA officials properly accountable for their actions or inactions.” Stated VFW National Commander William A. Thien. If you have a story to share we would encourage you to contact the VFW at 1-800-VFW1899.
REBSEA members are stepping up outreach to support Veterans in their requirements for housing and financing. REBSEA is currently accepting applications for membership from Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Lenders interested in working with Veterans.
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