WHO: I'm a non-combat, disabled veteran. What this means is I got injured during training and not war. I served 4 years in the Marine Corps, I got injured with almost a year left and they decided to keep me until my enlistment was up rather than discharging me medical with a pension.
I have been working with the VA off and on for my service-connected conditions. I'm currently in another claim to finally get the full disability I should be rated for, but it takes time to complete a claim.
WHEN: UPDATE: Since funds weren't raised fast enough, even though the word was getting out there; Thanks to a veteran friend of mine it looks like I will be moving from CA to IL until this project is funded. I also raised the limit to match for a long term project and comfort. Thank you all for sharing, reading, and most of all, giving.
WHAT & WHY: Which brings me to this project, I've finally found something I could actually do that I could technically afford in a lifestyle I could enjoy, BUT because of lack of income and credit, I can't purchase the 1 main thing I need for this adventure.
I want to become a Park/Camp Host, this is a volunteer position with most state park systems that allow someone to have a free RV spot and utilities and they just volunteer 20 hours a week or so. This is something that is ideal with me and brings me a bit of happiness and enjoying the future while I continue work on my claim with the VA.
While my friends and family are supportive of my goal and will be helping me as they're able to, most of them are in a similar situation to myself financially speaking and that is why I've decided to ask for assistance. Your donation will make a world of difference in my life and help this disabled veteran continue to give back to society.
This WISH is for the purchase of a used small recreational vehicle or motorhome. If more is given than requested a better quality one will be purchased. This would become my permanent living location for probably the next 2 years or more depending on scheduling with the various park systems and parks, which I can't apply until i have the motorhome, but even without the park scheduled it would be my humble home. As a disabled veteran we also get free entries in to the Parks and this would allow me various locations to go to and appreciate and help out when available.
As a U.S. Marine I loved the outdoors and enjoy camping and other activities and would have loved to travel if I didn't get injured and was able to reenlist. As a disabled veteran it fits within my limitations and allows me more physical and social activities I may otherwise not engage in.
WHERE: State Park Systems of the United States of America
FINE PRINT: There are Veteran Organizations that I could go to for housing and shelter, but i'm not looking to just move to another miserable location and just exist. None are designed for a motorhome type housing situation. I'm wanting to do something I would enjoy and can give back and hopefully help and make other peoples enjoyment of the state parks a bit better.
ALL Donations will recieve the gift levels up to the value of their donation, you don't need to do a specific gift amount to get the gifts.
Please help me find happiness and something productive to do with my existance, Thank you. Semper Fi
- D K
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