(405) 550-8806

Scott Musselman, United States Marine Veteran 

Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation

Congratulations to our Veteran of the week, Mr. Scott Musselman of Blanchard, Oklahoma.  Mr. Mussleman served our country honorably as a member of the United States Marines.  Thank you for your service, sir.

All of us at our Veterans Foundation would like everyone to know that most of the thousands of veterans and surviving spouses who visited during 2019 were able to receive the VA benefits for which they were eligible.  We had over 1300 approved at the 100% rate for their service-connected disabilities.  At the beginning of 2019, our goal was to help 1200 veterans to receive that coveted 100% rating.  As we have exceeded our own expectations by over one hundred veterans, I’m very proud of the accomplishments our volunteers had assisting those who have served in the military. Our most important goal for 2020 is for our organization to become Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC.  Currently, several of our volunteers are Accredited Claims Agents that enable us to represent veterans and surviving spouses with their VA claims for benefits. Now, we represent over thirty thousand veterans and surviving spouses with their claims for VA benefits. When this organization receives accreditation, we will be able to set up satellite locations in other states to provide our services.   At this time, veterans are required to visit our site in Norman, Oklahoma at 1268 North Interstate Drive each Tuesday or Thursday morning.  On average, we are serving over 300 veterans and surviving spouses each week on those two days. Due to the limitations to that number, we must turn those away who arrive after we have reached our limit.  We have signed the lease on the building next door that should enable us to increase the number of men and women we serve.  Hopefully, it won’t be long until the workstations are complete to allow us to start using that area.  We are continuing to add volunteers to our second shift that begins at ten am until closing. That change has enabled us to shorten our workdays.  Some of us who start at 0400 were not finishing until 1600 to 1800 hours.

If you would like to help us make a difference, we welcome your support. We spend over $25,000 each month in direct support of the veterans and family members we serve. As you know, we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and are wholly dependent on donations from the people we serve and local grants. We accept donations of vehicles that can be given to veterans in need or sold to raise funds to continue our mission. You can shop items from our Amazon charity list to stock our food pantry and shop AmazonSmile with us as the charity – we will receive .5% of your eligible purchases. If you are interested in including us in a gift, please contact Lora at 405-550-8806, ext. 101. Monetary donations can be made online or mailed to PO Box 592, Washington, OK, 73093.

If you need a ride to and from a VA medical appointment or our Foundation, please contact 405-550-8806, Ext. 105 for Clayton or Ext. 106 for Louie.

We are available Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 1268 North Interstate Dr. Norman, OK  73072.  Visit our website at dalekgrahamveteransfoundation.org.

Simper Fi!

Dale K. Graham, VA Accredited Claims Agent

Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation