veterans

Did the Minneapolis VA ask volunteers to stop donating quilts due to fears of bed bugs?

April 21, 2011

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the city’s Department of Veterans Affairs announced this month that it cannot currently accept donations of homemade quilts for veterans from a group of quilting volunteers. According to representatives of the group, Quilts of Valor, this is due to fears that bed bugs may be spread through the quilts: […]

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Iraq vet battling bed bugs in Brooklyn; the HPD problem

September 14, 2010

While bed bugs can strike any location, tenants in low-income housing are particularly susceptible, because their landlords may be especially prone to postponing treatment or cutting corners on it. I am not discounting the problem of landlords being unable to pay for proper treatment in some cases, though this is not universally the cause of […]

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