United States

How to help out a cash-strapped veteran

Dear John: You seem to be in the business of helping people. I was wondering if you could help me. I’ve been feeling very desperate and depressed lately as my wife and I have been struggling to keep the rent paid, the lights on, and the kids fed. I work full time in a good union job but my wife has been underemployed for the last year. During that time, we’ve blown up our credit to make ends meet until she starts a new full-time job in September. I’m a four-year Army veteran who served in Iraq. I have no service-related disabilities, nor did I do 20 years to retire. So I feel like most veteran’s charities and the US government really don’t care about those of us who fit this profile. We just get a pat on the butt and a “g ...