On a sunny day in May, VA Pittsburgh employees joined their co-workers around the country for the VA2K to benefit homeless Veterans while promoting health and wellness.
For the second straight year, VA coordinated this national program to promote both employee health and wellness as well as to help raise awareness of VA homeless programs.
One hundred and thirty compassionate (and healthy) employees from all three VA Pittsburgh campuses - and even community-based outpatient clinics - took a stroll at lunchtime. Without healthy employees, VA simply cannot serve the Veterans who deserve the best health care possible.
More than $1,300 worth of cash and donated items were collected at the VAPHS VA2K event, including food, cleaning supplies, and clothes.
VA Pittsburgh's homeless program assists nearly 3,000 Veterans each year. Located at our H.J. Heinz campus, it is one of only 12 programs like it in the country. VA Pittsburgh's residential living villas are the first in the country to provide a truly home-like environment for domiciliary residents.
Approximately 700,000 people are homeless on any given night, and one-fifth of this population is Veterans. In fact, as many as 67,000 Veterans are homeless on any given day. Learn more about how VA is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans.