Tuesday, June 24, 2008

PETA wants nursing home residents' stimulus payment..!

This morning, PETA dispatched a letter to the country's five leading nursing-home chains asking them to urge their residents who haven't yet filed a tax return for their economic stimulus check to do so and to donate the money to a charitable organization that helps humans or animals in need. As examples, PETA lists Easter Seals, Disabled American Veterans, and, of course, PETA. According to news reports, about 5 million retired and elderly Americans who are eligible to receive an economic stimulus check for up to $600 have not filed the necessary paperwork. The nursing-home companies include HCR Manor Care (Toledo, Ohio), Kindred Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.), Genesis HealthCare Corp. (Kennett Square, Pa.), Golden Living (Fort Smith, Ark.), and SavaSeniorCare (Atlanta, Ga.). The companies vary in size: The smallest has nearly 23,000 beds and 185 in-patient care facilities, while the largest has more than 48,000 beds and 278 in-patient care facilities.

Source:  http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=11579

Here's a thought:  why not urge nursing home residents to donate their stimulus payment to an organization that works for nursing home residents' rights???


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