On or about August 22, 2017 this disabled veteran was destroyed by the actions of Orscheln’s farm and home staff from Nevada to Moberly Missouri. Orsheln’s has always portrayed itself as a family owned business that supports our Veterans with Veteran’s 5% off every Tuesday. My family always thought this was decent of them until I asked for a American with Disabilities Accommodation for Orsheln’s to accept counter checks from National Veterans Service Bureau because of my PTSD. I will not give you the past experience my small veterans service company had with stolen checks, so we determined to only use checks printed at our bank four checks at a time.
The issue here is that we asked Orsheln’s to modify their no counter checks policy as an American’s with Disabilities Accommodation for NVSB due to the relief of stress our counter check policy. Orsheln’s had previously accepted NVSB’s counter checks for the last four years, NVSB’s owner who is the disabled veteran had provided the in store manager Becky with the ADA Accommodation/explanation in 2015. The owner of NVSB is well known to Orsheln’s in fact his daughters sell rabbits there, so the owner can only think this is disability discrimination.
The owner of NVSB hopes Orsheln’s actions are not racially based discrimination which is re-surging at an alarming rate for Disabled African American Veterans. Veterans who answered the call of their nation but returned home to discrimination has a history in America. From the Civil War to Afghanistan/Iraq African American veterans are given less benefits, more jail time, and less respect. The laws that protect all Veterans must be obeyed by all and not disregarded by those who see color before honor, disability without care for the person.
Accommodations have been the law of the land since 1993. Orsheln’s has the right to refuse any Accommodation for undue financial burden. When NVSB’s owner asked what burden Orsheln’s was under, there was none given. Simply we will not accept your check even if the law says we must. NVSB has contacted Orsheln’s owners representative Barry Orshelin and their CEO Mr. Stephen Chick, NVSB asked for their attorney’s contact information so we can have a discussion of law and get their legal reasoning behind DENIAL of the ADA Accommodation. NVSB hopes this blog will help them avoid legal action, but does not back away from legal action to make Orsheln’s obey the law or pay for its arogance and disdain for the pain each of the 6 million disabled veterans living in pain each day. If you are reading this please call 660-263-4335 or fax your letters of condemnation to 660-269-3500 or even better email their CEO Mr. Chick at SChick@orschelnfarmhome.com or the family representative Mr. Barry Orsheln at BOrscheln@orschelnfarmhome.com. Please ask them why they will not respect the request of a disabled veteran, a request that gives them money and does not cost them money. Ask them if they are racist otherwise why do for one veteran and not the other. Times have changed since 1950 and none of us want to relive the hell we went through before laws like the ADA made life easier for disabled veterans no matter what their color or race is!