New Mexico VA Health Care System
VA Event Will Benefit Homeless Veterans
May 2, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE – The public is invited to get a healthy outdoor workout while helping homeless veterans during the 2017 VA2K Walk & Roll on May 17 in Albuquerque.
The 7th annual event, sponsored by the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), will happen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17 at U.S.S. Bullhead Memorial Park, located at 1606 San Pedro Dr. SE. The VA2K is a community-wide event, encouraging people to walk, roll or run two kilometers (1.24 miles), and also to support homeless veterans with donated items. Suggested donations include mops, brooms, trash bags, toilet paper, door mats, shower curtains, pots and pans, dishware, bedding, and bath towels. All items must be new.
A live DJ will provide music, and participants will receive free food. Service organizations from throughout the community have been invited to set up information tables. The NMVAHCS Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program is organizing the event, and provides homeless veterans with access to social service providers, treatment programs and offers them clothing assistance.
For more information, please contact Taryn Alvarez at (505) 256-2784, or Stephanie Saldivar, 2017 VA2K Chairperson, at (505) 265-1711, extension 2057.