We want to hear of your successes!
Throughout the nation members of the Adopt-a-VA Network are serving Veterans by conducting collection drives, donating clothing, furniture and meeting the requests of their adopted VA facility. Share with us what you are doing or events you are planning.
These short stories are examples of how adopters come together to meet the requests of their partners at VA facilities.
Just send us your story and pictures. Others in the country will be interested in what you are doing to serve those who served us.
On the morning of Friday, March 10, Military Outreach USA received an email from a VA caseworker indicating that a Veteran, who was temporarily hospitalized, would lose his apartment if he didn't pay the upcoming rent for his apartment.
A posting was made on Social Media and within 10 minutes this Veteran had a donation to cover his rent.
Without the support of adopters this Veteran would have lost his residence.
The Village of Bloomingdale, IL conducted a collection drive during the month of February by placing donation containers in the Village Hall, Library and Park District.
Members of Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539 picked up the donations and delivered them to Hines VA Medical Center where they were distributed to qualified Veterans in the VA Homeless Program.
Village officials were surprised at the outpouring of support for the program and have committed to make it an annual event.
Working together with others in the community are helping Veterans who otherwise would be without these needed items:
More than 1,500 items were donated!