Families and VA employees are getting fit while helping homeless veterans.
The Erie VA Medical Center held its 8th annual ‘VA 2k Walk and Roll’. The event brings awareness to the chronic issue of homelessness among veterans. Among services provided, the VA helps veterans find housing and employment.
Michael Wehrer, Social Worker for the VA Medical Center, says, “The VA really wants homelessness amongst veterans to be rare, brief and nonrecurring; and we have a lot of programs here to assist veterans. And this whole event today is helping people just become aware of the services we have.”
Each year, the VA assists 600 veterans with housing programs in Erie.