Homeless Veterans receiving care under the Homeless Veterans Program at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System will receive winter coats and boots collected and donated by a local Veterans organization.
On December 7, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 10-3 from Lawton, rode their motorcycles to the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center to make this generous donation. The donation included so much gear that it took two trucks, a Jeep, and a 16-foot trailer to haul it all.
“We are so appreciative of donations from community organizations. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association has been a reliable, long-time community partner supporting our efforts to help Veterans,” said Melissa Overfield, Voluntary Services chief. “Chapter 23-1 from Dallas also assisted with this very large donation. Right now, they are working on their fourth pick-up.”
Health Care for Homeless Veterans program
The Health Care for Homeless Veterans program at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System offers outreach, case management, and residential treatment services to help Veterans transition from living on the street or in institutions to stable housing situations.
For more information about VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans, call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838). For information about volunteering or donating to the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, call 405-456-5162.
Story and photos by Audrey Umhoefer, public affairs officer, Oklahoma City VA Health Care System.