Today in 1984: American veterans of the Vietnam War reach a $180-million out-of-court settlement with seven chemical companies in a class-action suit relating to use of the herbicide Agent Orange in Vietnam.
The veterans charged they had suffered injury and illness from exposure to the defoliant used widely in the war to eliminate jungle cover for Vietnamese forces opposing the U.S. military presence.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Make an impact on the life of a senior adult! Assist a senior to remain independent and living in their own home. Volunteers are matched with a senior adult and help with light housekeeping or other tasks once a week or bi-weekly. Help with indoor or outdoor chores, and maintain a rewarding friendship. To get involved in this flexible program, please contact Laura with the Madison Coalitions of Older Adults at 608-243-5252 or email email@example.com.
The second season of Gardening for Good begins this month. It offers opportunities to Northside adults with developmental disabilities to learn to garden and be part of the community at Troy Community Gardens. This is Thursdays from 6 to 7:30, May 30th through August 15th. For people with disabilities that are interested in participating, contact your support broker for assistance in signing up. Gardeners and other community members who would like to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For ideas of ways you can volunteer, visit gardeningforgoodmadison.com.