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In reference to donations to hopefully meet the goal of maximum proportions, I have three main ideas for such which I hope will be able to create such. 1). Part of what I would like to do with the donations is to assist building living quarters for veterans of #lawenforcement, #firedepartment, #mergencymedicalservices, and #veterans of the various branches of the #UnitedStatesofAmerica’s #ArmedForces of which I had written of in my first book, “Finding a Silver Lining By: (Reverend) Susan MeeLing”. The several acres for the different people to be able to garden and have the therapeutic aspects of such for those who could handle such as well as a centralized location for the labyrinth for meditative purposes, was just a starting point of the cornerstone for the various veterans to ensure their ability to be able to adjust in a better and healthier way; while utilizing the 5-10 acres for such inclusivity. While I understand there are plenty of veterans who have done fine on their own, I also comprehend there are veterans who would feel better if they were in a community location similar to when they were able to live on post. Also with elderly veterans who have needs which they prefer to be within a community they feel comfortable in but do not necessarily want to be a part of senior living areas, I think and I believe the various levels and ages have the ability to come together in a positive manner to help each. Thus wanting to create the equivalent of a military post for those of the branches and divisions, which civilians would have limited access; but the federal and local governments would obviously had the ability to keep up with and ensure the sanctity of the individuals as though I comprehend the word usually utilized has a negative connotation so I shall say/write compound for those who would understand such being. The ability to create various therapeutic community events while giving the individuals their own time and space for their own contemplations, without the noises and interruptions of which some are not accustomed to and others' pain levels cannot handle the daily aspects most civilians are used to or utilize. As some of the individuals in my thoughts for such are those who have had careers which their jobs have left them insecure about certain aspects and/or their ranking levels are so high which has a similar feeling for such, the group of which they would be around is what they had been accustomed to within the military; though with veterans who would be of a like mind. I do not want to use the word commune as I feel such a word has a negative connotation, but with the openness and willingness to work with the local and federal governments I feel though such a word has such; the willingness alleviates such tensions, for whatever cause of. Since many of the individuals have the military experiences the employment opportunities for those of could be similar to when active, but in reference to the civilian housing sector. Thus eliminating the need for a monthly rent or housing payment, and giving them an opportunity to continue working within the scopes of what they can handle depending upon their medical complications. Giving each veteran a sense of continued purpose as it is easy for one to retire after 20 years of service, but still be underneath the typical retirement age. The idea of a living version of a Washington Soldier's Home is the ideal, and in such each veteran would be protected from those which would seek to take advantage or and/or smear in the ways which have been more common conversely since the #Vietnam War. A few examples for a bit of understanding: Since there are many who are or will become veterans after their time in the service who either have absolutely no exposure beyond news/social media and/or have heard/seen many negative aspects since not everyone has agreed with the current wars of this time unlike World War II, those individuals who would and have felt insecure would be given a place which would give them a home feeling which they have been used to for much more than in reference to possibly even their youth's home. Those who have had jobs which the assignments were different than what would be needed in the civilian sector who do not want to go to private security would be given a chance to learn something new, or have a job which utilized their strengths physically which would assist the calming processes of the pent up energy from their prior job positions/assignments. Those who have had more difficult employment which they continuously had to think for each second they were awake and/or on board would be able to choose whether they prefer a more relaxed and laid back job, or to do some work which would keep their mind going in a different way and keeping their intelligence levels up; depending which way they would prefer their times afterward. The ability for community gardening for therapeutic purposes would be able to assist those, who preferred to complete the continued maintenance. Those who have military police training would be able to do so in such civilian ways, without the worry of how certain aspects go in reference to working in law enforcement in the civilian sector; while also being able to assist the civilian sector if needed. In my thoughts if the National Guard is needed elsewhere but there are veterans who would be able to assist the local areas and with working with the local and federal governments, if needed those who would be willing to assist would have the training to help in other ways; but under the contracting aspect because of certain documentational requirements among the civilian sector. With the federal government's ability to verify the assignments of and the willingness to work with civilian companies while being able to ensure the security of the information discussed, the experiences which could be added to assist continued military operations such as the #SpaceForce as well as other operations; would be able to be in a controlled setting which automatically each veterans' experiences would be able to assist and not go to waste for such as well as the companies which already work with military organizations for development would have the ability to further develop products which would assist the population of the world; while keeping such more private endeavors close at hand; again not letting the intelligence to be wasted not just from educational means of schooling, but also of experience and the furthering of assisting veterans feelings of accomplishments beyond what they had done previously to give assistance in more areas. Since there are certain jobs as well as certain ranks which cannot disclose to the civilian sector of what they had accomplished but with such a setting the availability to openly discuss in a safe zone which would benefit future endeavors, while also giving them a therapeutic way to be able to discuss but help instead of bottling up inside. Also giving the temporary assistance to local bases for the military for when the overflow occurs with those who have the changing order of PCS to make sure they have a safe place with a specific arrangement which allows them to have a bit longer to find housing than the standard 30 days, to ensure the individuals and their families are able to get a little more time to look for the location which best suits their particular wants and needs for where they choose to reside for up to 90 days for the ability to get to know the area a bit better before going into a lease or purchasing a house if wanted. Though I could go on and on, I guesstimate many can see the potential of many good possibilities for the various veterans as well as the civilian sector if their is ever a state or national emergency. 2). Wanting to work with the #VeteransAffairs group to ensure the medical care for the various veterans who would be able to have easier access to medical care as well as medical personnel for those who have civilian spouses as well as those who have children under the age of 18 years old, though in separate apartment style buildings build specially for them and their needs. Though the priority aspects of the medical care would be more focused on acute care medical and dental needs while going through hospitals nearby for the emergency services, such would assist keeping the veterans healthcare up and maintained while ensuring their safety as well. Similarly to the Warrior Transition Unit for active duty/national guard/reservists but for veterans, making sure their medications and the like are taken care of and checked to ensure their safety and overall health. In reference to certain medication experimental phases for those who have had chronic pain, the ability to monitor such if agreed to by the veteran as would be their choice; the capabilities to monitor the interactions would be safer for the individuals as well as the community. For example in my case where I had been given an experimental procedure which the shot into the nostrils through to puncture a gland in my cranium which after each side was completed, I was sent out of the office and was not checked on afterwards for the repercussions in a medical setting; such procedures would be able to be monitored in a better way which would assist the medical community for better understanding for such procedures if the veteran agreed. Also giving veterans the ability to discuss certain medical procedures they had gone through with medical professionals who understand the medications and seek the information of the after effects, would be able to get the answers in a setting which assists the overall community to ensure better healthcare for all. As it is known through certain communities immunizations have their trial periods and such monitoring needs to be more closely watched as well as those who have for an example in reference to the Anthrax shots for medical care and monitoring; the points of which to assist both the veterans as well as the medical community for such for the civilian sector would be beneficial. Those who have received certain immunizations before going overseas to ensure certain safety precautions, would be able to be taken care of in a better way. With parking lots big enough for those who drive semi-trucks to have a resting location which would give them an area for their own and/or RV trailers who travel across the United States of America; my idea to give such a location with the verification of their military/law enforcement/fire department/government associated emergency medical services to assist with such, which would give those who prefer such the ability to choose their form of transition from the military/law enforcement types of sectors into the civilian sectors. Having many similarities to on post housing with a commissary and PX/PXtra type set up to give them an additional aspect of which if they chose to go off post or have items delivered; they would continue to have the safety which they felt when they were on post in comparison to the unknowing abyss of the civilian sector. With such availabilities of not just the medical care but also having a dining facility but also a commissary as well as a PX and PXtra to give the veterans abilities to choose which food they consume but making sure they eat healthy as well as the children of, making sure all are squared away as best as possible to reduce the negative outcomes similar to the occurrences of my children's medical effects afterwards of the medications I was on when pregnant as I am not the only one in reference to some of the medications; but more in reference of certain immunizations which were administered in Basic Training that have been seen among an array of children; would be able to be kept safe from those who are ill-equipped to handle such. For example the area for those who do not have children and/or spouses or are older and are grandparents being in one building area to ensure they have the quiet from the outside world, but also having an area for those who have children under the age of 18 years old to be in their own area where their educational needs would be met. Those who would be willing to educate the children during the week exceeding the regular educational standards of public schools but keeping extra safety for them, would be able to educate in more detail while giving living historical examples from some of the people who would be able to talk with the children throughout to assist with their education for the modern era. Also assisting the child protective service employees within the civilian sector to be able to better handle the different requirements and be able to focus helping the civilians, while those who understand certain aspects of military/law enforcement/fire department/EMS life and the associations thereof to ensure the safety of the children; in the way when on post housing assists those who are active duty to ensure the safety of all involved. 3). In reference to my Medal of Honor Art Project which I have thus far paid out of my own pocket for because of wanting to ensure a multitude of facets of the understanding which would be able for the various levels of the United States of America’s government to know and to understand, of my respect for such individuals. I had not ever charged any person, family, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, military museum, or Veterans of Foreign Wars any fees in regard to any of my Medal of Honor Artwork pieces. With the exception of the few I left at the #DAV in #ColoradoSprings, the #VFW in #Fife #Washington, and the 6 of the pieces which were at the cemetery I spent hours cleaning dog poop off of in #Seattle #Washington; I had left my Medal of Honor Artwork pieces outside of the locations at night to leave as a surprise for those who were intended to receive the pieces of artwork. Though I had not known if the #AmericanLegion, #DAV, #militarymuseum, and/or the #VFW would be able to locate the individual families of the Medal of Honor recipients who had been the intent for my Medal of Honor Artwork; I never once had anyone representing me for my artwork nor had I ever intended for the pieces to be sold, as each were my action of charity for the Medal of Honor Artwork pieces. Each piece was created and made with the purest of intent to honor such individuals as well as the spirit of the Medal of Honor award itself and with the knowledge and comprehension of knowing such is not available for purchase while also knowing such could not be sold for profit in reference of the final artwork pieces, I knew to never auction off any piece of artwork for such as that would be considered as making a profit from such. I never had anyone as an agent who represented me in reference to my Medal of Honor Art Project, as it was not until November 2018 when #CriminalIvenstigatioDivision told me to contact the #Pentagon as well as the #TacomaPolice told me to contact the #FBI; of which was after having contacted the #CIA in reference to the #6888thPostalBattalion and that included contacting #Quantico for such assistances. With the intention for a greater aspect of #arttherapy for veterans who would be able to benefit from such as the majority of cemetery locations have shade from trees for those who have endured burns, the paths have abilities for those who have wheelchairs or prosthetics, and those who deal with #PTSD do not have to be around many people for longer amounts of time nor loud places; I thought my Medal of Honor Art Project would be ideal for the various individuals of the groups and divisions of the #UnitedStatesofAmerica’s #ArmedForces to be able to have a specifically unique art project when I had reached a certain point, and the #Congress and #Senate as well as the various branches and divisions of the United States government would know my sincerity for such ideas and ideals. Thus the donations for such are requested in this #facebook aspect to bring this forward for more individuals to be a part of as well as to ensure the sanctity of the commendations and the ability for more than just one location to be able to enjoy the artwork, while teaching history and giving a safer with a more contained aspect for children’s field trips. If local schools would like to partner up with the ones associated with what I would like to create, then a joint adventure for the children would be better for all spectrums of the children. With such intent the individual veterans would be taught how to complete the gravestone rubbing to not cause damage to the marker, as well as be respectful of the spirit of the Medal of Honor recipient; including the spirits within and throughout the cemetery locations, while not forgetting aspects of the realities of life and giving proper credit and respect to in comparison to what had been noticed and seen during my Medal of Honor Art Project by others. In certain ways in reference to going to #ArlingtonNationalCemetery, creating a fieldtrip for adults to enjoy as well as to give an outlet for those who have served in the various branches of the United States of America’s Armed Forces. Adding the two together which would give a central proverbial home base set up for the different veterans to come together while assisting the various needs as best as possible, in such a way which gives them the freedoms they want and need but at the same time gives them a safety blanket of protection; but also ensuring no veteran is forgotten for when that time comes, they know their remains will be taken care of with respect and taken to a veteran cemetery location with those who they knew and felt comfortable with during their last moments. Also having community based field trips which would keep the sense of brotherhood and sisterhood in various ways, the different veteran groups which already work together to assist as many as possible would be able to further the assistance to the growing number of veterans together. Though there are various charitable groups and organizations which are able to assist various types of veterans, there are many veterans who do not fall into the categories such is able to take care of; and thus, another opportunity for the reaching out to assist more. Thank you for reading through my donations request idea as I truly believe this mission for such would be beneficial for many veterans across the board, while also being able to assist their children and grandchildren. As I truly hope many will be willing to donate to my cause which I had tried as best as I could to explain and had intended in reference to the website I created but maybe did not as clearly write out at www.susanmeeling.com which I apologize for, I hope such will be able to be clearer now for more to understand more fully though in a brief way.
For the proof of how much I believe in what I have started the fundraising:
Time of writing/publishing : average of 45 hours per week from 2013 through 2016 and by hand November 2018 through October 2019; though there were times when the writing time per week was much longer than 45 hours per week all in Washington state for the time of; but just as a baseline of 45 hours multiplied by 52 weeks multiplied by 4 years. A guess of is close to but lower than a total of $140,400.00
Planning of trips for my Medal of Honor Art Project: 24/7 from August 2014 through to current 2020 of which 2014 through to June of 2019 and then the time from June 2019 through October 2019 of each individual state I had driven through and then from October 2019 through to the current moment for the average of the minimum wage of each a low guess of such is $618,408.00
Traveling time for each Medal of Honor recipient plus trip times outside of returning back to the house in Washington state at the time of living in Lakewood then after moving out of Washington state before returning to the state of Texas while not forgetting the rental cars, the travel mileage charges, the hotel costs, and etcetera I do not know how to guesstimate those numbers but having traveled well over 100,000 miles. Those who do delivery for various trucking and delivery companies cross-country, know how that mathematics are added up.
The time for each Medal of Honor recipient marker cleaning, rubbing, and the artwork of for the paintings for each side, as well as taking the Medal of Honor Artwork to be encased in glass as well as the pick up of the finished Medal of Honor Artwork and the drop offs for each Medal of Honor Artwork piece to each location; in reference from August 2014 through to the summer of 2019.
In total what is the math for the minimum wage for all of those numbers combined with the addition of the actual financial payments I made for the supplies purchased for the physical portions of as well as the gas, food, hotels, and etcetera? I think hypothetically the amount of the overall added together shows the levels of which my beliefs of what I stand for and have proven through beyond any individual letter of each individual word in conjunction with my actions and my deeds, have shown anyone and everyone the amount of which I believe in such ideals and ideas. The recent aspects of writing up the recent books published in 2020 as well as the mailing of, as well as the mailing to the various people in the different locations both before and after filing out the forms for the government aspects of the United States of America’s government agencies for the total in number format; for clear understanding, with 100% clarity in all ways.
If you think about the minimum wage arguments which civilians have protested for; have those individuals thought about the realities of what soldiers and law enforcement are paid in comparison, when they are technically on call 24/7? The average amount of money which an E1 in the United States of America’s Armed Forces is $950.00 for one month, yet that E1 is on active duty status even if they are in the reserves or the national guard. The average month has 30 days but there are still 24 hours in each day of that month which in turn means the E1 is paid $1.32 per hour which I guesstimate those civilians who I have had discussions with about their complaints of minimum wage for them in comparison to those who are soldiers in the various branches of the United States of America’s Armed Forces makes a lot more sense why I did not have as much sympathy for the civilians who had not signed the dotted line, as I have for the soldiers who continuously put their lives in danger for the overall safety of the masses throughout the United States of America and the world.
By the way that $1.32 per hour for the soldiers is less than what a waitress makes per hour, when working based on tips. In reference to an Officer at the equivalent of the level currently makes $3,188 per month which equals $4.42 per hour, again repeating my point of caring more for those who defend and protect the various freedoms and rights which they put their lives on the line for; similarly to law enforcement. Thus if the minimum wage on average throughout the United States of America is $7.25 per hour an E1 should at minimum make $5,220 and an Officer at minimum should make $13,050 per month; if people in the civilian sector want to protest for minimum wage lifts in price. However do not forget the increases in pay per year in the service as well as the increased rank when earning one’s way when going up the chain of Command whether in the enlisted, Warrant Officer, and Officer ranking structures; as per year in higher ranks do get additional pay increases for their expertise as well as experiences which assist their branch and divisions of which they are involved.
A Command Sergeant Major who has earned their rank through their time and experiences to give their expertise with the understanding for most a Command Sergeant Major has a college degree, their monthly pay is currently $5,308 which is $7.37 per hour and a General monthly pay is $16,025 per month in 2020 which is $22.25 per hour. If going through the protests from civilians for minimum wage demands, then those individuals should be making far more for what they had completed and accomplished in their careers; yes? Thus if to take into account of the risk to their lives which they put on the line for their fellow brothers and sisters as well as the safety of the United States of America and the Constitutional Bill of Rights, when thinking about such those of the tops ranks should in turn be earning a minimum wage per month of $15,924 for a Command Sergeant Major and a General per month should be making $48,075 as a minimum wage. If you think about it hypothetically writing, such donations could prevent the tax increases which would be necessary if such were to be donated instead.
With those numbers I doubt anyone who ever disagreed with my words when I have defended those of the United States of America’s Armed Forces can truthfully deny their demands of wanting a minimum wage and wanting my sympathy for their plights during what I was dealing with in reference to my children and what occurred throughout the issues from McCoy Elementary School in Carrollton Texas, was unwarranted in reference of my responses to their complaints to me. I also guesstimate those who have military and law enforcement backgrounds who understood exactly what I meant though did not realize the numbers at the time; would very much see despite how I did not and do not look like the stereotypical former military member and despite my language in words at times when speaking, such points which I had defended repeatedly not just for myself but mainly for them because of their completion of their training in comparison to my not having graduated Basic Training, makes so much more sense of how much respect I have always had for them. I also guesstimate while I have hoped people who tell soldiers, law enforcement, fire department, and emergency medical services when saying “Thank you for your service” have been as truthful in their words as I have when saying such; I guesstimate though I was unable to state those numbers for such before for the overall understanding while so diligently trying, there is a more clear understanding than there ever had been before.
Thus my fundraising aspect to create the community for the veterans to be able to live and work within the area I would like to build as they can, but their checks from the United States of America’s government being their checks and their finances while the fundraising aspects being able to take care of the rest for the overall; while working with the various groups, organizations, and businesses.
While I wanted and want my books to sell in which I earn my own royalties for what I have written for my own paychecks in such and have hoped and wanted the donations to assist separately from what I had designed, thus ensuring the consistency while also if needed for an addition; I would be able to put the upfront costs, as I have already proven to have done so. I think at this point the patience I have had for such to manifest in my interest is beyond the limitations point, and what is due to me; is due in full. Between the combinations of the above written and pun intended of the books I have published as well as the writings for my Medal of Honor Art Project for each words, I am done with my patience levels as I guesstimate the weather has shown; whether one chooses to believe it or not. I have appreciated the VA and Social Security stipend as I have been able to survive but I have wanted to be able to have a job which ensured the ability for the time of unemployability status could be removed, because of what I was able to achieve financially for myself. You are able to purchase the books I wrote in kindle format which goes directly to me in such at amazon.com/author/susanmeeling as well as amazon.com/author/reverendsusanmeeling as well as amazon.com/author/reverendmeeling as there are several books I have written.
Obviously in reference to making sure I have paid my taxes with the various purchases as well as the initial start-up costs for the business I began in Washington state as well as having stated repeatedly “I never want to worry about being audited and that’s why I do as I have for my business as I would rather the IRS owes me money than the other way around” in joking form as talking about, the irony of the proof being shown in both the long and the short term.
While I understand not everyone has the ability to donate the amount in total of what I have for my fundraising campaign, is there a way for you to donate some of your finances to assist such to become reality? How much can be done through the link on my website of www.susanmeeling.com and/or through the link at https://www.facebook.com/donate/488685048406796/
Please donate as much as you can, as often as you can; so the ideas I have explained can become a reality for the most forgotten groups of individuals who have given the most.