NBC 4 partnered with the Greater Washington Community Foundation’s Food 4 Families Fund to alleviate hunger across Washington DC this holiday season.
The TV station collected turkeys and funds to deliver to families in need around the city. As a part of their campaign, 150 Turkeys and 50 gift cards were delivered to the Washington DC VA Medical Center’s Community Resource and Referral Center on November 23, 2022.
Washington DC VA Medical Center case managers delivered the turkeys and gift cards to Veteran families enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, or HUD-VASH. HUD-VASH is a partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides rental assistance for homeless Veterans, and the Washington DC VA Medical Center, which oversees case management and clinical services for those Veterans.
Army Veteran A. Young received one of the donated turkeys on Nov. 23, during a visit to the CRRC where he is utilizing resources to pass his commercial driving license test in hopes of finding gainful employment. He expressed appreciation to NBC 4 for the donation.
“It feels good to know there are still caring people in the world today,” he said.
The Food 4 Families campaign aims to feed 5,000 families in need this Thanksgiving. More than 1,412 community donors contributed to the mission, including partners at Shady Brook Farms, Washington Gas, Trustar Bank and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.
The Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian USA also donated 11 turkeys to the CRRC, which provides Veterans who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, with access to community-based multiagency services to promote permanent housing, health and mental health care, career development and access to VA and non-VA benefits.
To learn how you can volunteer or make a donation to Veterans in need at the Washington DC VA Medical Center, visit: Volunteer Or Donate | VA Washington DC Health Care | Veterans Affairs
If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of homelessness, visit the CRRC at 1500 Franklin Street NE, Washington, DC to connect with resources and care.