A petition Adopt the \"veteran\'s Village\" plan for FDR VA Hospital. To THE SECRETARY OF THE VA Whereas: the services for veterans at FDR have all but a few been sent up to Castle Point VA.Almost all testing is now done there. Whereas:leasing the 167 acres to a for profit developer will not help veterans.In order for the developer to make a profit they will have to build high priced housing. Whereas: since the Hospital was built all of the buildings and all of the land was utilized by veterans. And it should be again. Whereas: the \"veteran\'s Village\"plan will use all existing buildings, bring back all services that have left, and add many more.Also there will be affordable housing, assisted living and senior care. Whereas: since there is a huge shortage of nurses in this Country, that problem would be settled by forming a nursing School at FDR which is already built in a College campus setting. Also the VA has for a long time not been able to attract Quality Doctors.We want FDR to be affilated with a Medical School, so we would have a large supply of young Doctors. Whereas: the Ron Tocci& Andy Spano have formed a not for profit group that will fund this project with State, County,and private funds. The campus would be a self contained Village for all veterans.This veterans Village will be a model for the other VA Hospitals to follow. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the people, Undersigned, being citizens of the United States and residents in the Cities and States so indicated, HEREBY demand that the VA Secretary immediatley implement the \"veteran\'s Village\" plan.
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