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Event raises $10K for shelter for female war vets listen

08/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Early Saturday night in Ybor City, Romeo’s Art Gallery was the place to be in Tampa. Nearly 30 local artists were donating their art to help raise funds for a new shelter being constructed for 16 female Iraq war veterans from the Tampa Bay \area.

The name of the event was “Faces of Athena,” and it was the brainchild of former state legislator Sara Romeo. Romeo said she got the idea from her role as executive director for Tampa Crossroads.

Romeo said she then began researching the...

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Liberty Manor gets a makeover listen

07/28/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday, hundreds of volunteers gathered to begin renovations on Liberty Manor, a home for disabled and homeless military veterans located in Tampa. After becoming subject to costly code violations in May, the Pepsi Bottling Group Foundation and Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, both nonprofit outreach groups, became partners and coordinated the repair services for Liberty Manor.

Nearly 15 months after being established in March 2006, Liberty Manor I was targeted by the Fire Marshall for ...

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Castor on funding for veterans’ health care listen

02/11/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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When the Defense Authorization Act passed two weeks ago, it included $450-million for the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) of veterans.

A press conference today publicized this new funding which could be used to treat veterans with TBI at Tampa’s James A. Haley VA Medical Center.

Traumatic Brain Injury is considered the signature injury of the U.S. war on Iraq because of the shocking number of returning veterans who have positive screening tests for TBI. That could be as many...

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