The VA Western Colorado Health Care System hosted their 9th Annual VA2K.
The event raises awareness of homeless veterans and their needs, along with highlighting National Employee Health and Wellness Day. Dozens of people came together to walk, eat a healthy lunch and listen to personal stories from veterans.
Donated funds will be used towards helping provide transportation for these vets. Organizers say events like this are all about helping homeless vets reintegrate their lives. The VA is currently assisting 173 homeless veterans in Mesa County and 14 in Montrose.
For more information on veteran transportation assistance visit Western Colorado Health Care System.