FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The VA’s 11th annual VA2K Walk & Roll event was held Wednesday morning is back with goals of moving the body in support of your whole health and well-being, while also helping homeless veterans.
The VA2K walkers covered two-kilometers or roughly 1.25 miles at four locations:
- Fort Wayne Campus-Gazebo
- Marion Campus- Atrium/bldg. 172
- Peru CBOC-River Walkway
- St Joseph County CBOC
To help homeless veterans, participants were encouraged to bring a voluntary donation. The donations will be distributed to area homeless veterans. Donations were not required to participate.
“We have about 1.5% homeless veterans in the state of Indiana, so [we’re hoping to] just bring more awareness,” said Tamara Files, occupational health nurse at the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare Fort Wayne.
Since 2011, the VA said more than $2.7 million in donations have been raised nationally to help homeless veterans.