Good News for US Military Families

Good News for US Military Families
“Every single mold growing in there was high concentrated, you had staff in there that had mold growing on their clothes, on their suits, on their military uniforms, their hats,” said Brown.”
“It hurts very much that they knew this was going on, and with that information, refused to share it with us,” said Tracy Brown, a counselor at the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program, also known as SARP, located for almost 30 years inside building J-50.
“There is a common business axiom, and that is to inspect what you expect, and we all expect completely adequate housing that is clean and safe.” (Congressman Scott Rigell)
Since April, 2012, Got Mold? has been tracking the issue of mold in the military and reporting the news cases in Mold in the News. In addition, we have tried to increase public awareness of this issue by researching and writing specific articles we post to our blog:
1. Mold in the Military Update
2. Got Mold? Actively Engaging School Boards and the Military
3. Does the Military Really Care About Mold?
On April 18th, 2012, WKTR reported that Congressman Scott Rigell proposed new legislation, Military Housing Oversight and Accountability Act, that will mandate the military to step in and watch over the maintenance and upkeep of both old and new housing. Well it appears, that Congressman Rigel’s efforts were well worth it.

The legislation was passed earlier this year and requires each branch of the military to report to Congress twice a year on the financial health of each housing partnership, how money is being spent, and if there is a backlog of maintenance requests.
For military families living with mold issues this is a great relief.
“Obviously if a bill was introduced and signed into law, we’ve got someone in our corner. Someone actually listened to us,” said Angela Walker, one of many military wives dealing with mold issues.
“You felt like there was no hope, that nobody was listening. It was us, up against these big companies, and they were winning. Now I’m really happy there is a law helping us.”
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that this new law will ensure the health and safety of military families. My sincere hope is the Canadian government and other government’s around the world will follow the lead of this new American initiative.

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