Desert Storm Veteran Seeking Business Grant To Open Restaurant
by Jermaine Townes
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hello, I am a 39-year-old disabled Desert Storm War Veteran (U.S. NAVY), and I am seeking a grant from the U.S. Government to open a small business.
I became disabled when my wrist was badly broken during small arms fire in the Gulf of Oman. The VA has me at a 20% rating, which is next to nothing at $227 monthly. I go to school full time and I do study when I can, so I really have no other income.
My disability makes it very hard to look for that I can do. It limits my choices of work that I can do according to the VA. I love computers and that's what I'm going to school for now. I graduate in May of 2011.
I love cooking food for people, I went to school for cooking in the U.S. Navy. The type of business I want to open is a restaurant.
I grew up literally with no Mom and Dad. They passed away when I was seven years old, nine months apart. I had a hard life coming up as a kid on the west side of Chicago.
But I made it through high school and got away from all the offerings of the streets. I joined the U.S. Navy right after high school. It really showed me another side of life.
Now I want to give back so bad, by opening a restaurant and employing several workers that will help the economy. I will also put my expertise to work in the kitchen that I learned in the Navy.
I just need help with the finances. I have no one to help, no real job, and I'm in school. I need your help. Once I have it going there will be no stopping me then. I will then have a job, and I will be helping the economy
I'll have to be literally dead in order to get a grant from the VA, you are really the only hope of me opening a restaurant sooner rather than later.
Please remember, I am a Desert Storm War Veteran. WE ALL GAVE SOME, BUT SOME GAVE ALL! Bless You... Jermaine J. Townes, Lombard, Illinois.