Lt. Dan is helping feed Veterans Affairs employees on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Julia LeDoux
May 27, 2020 - 2:57 pm
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Lt. Dan is now helping to feed Department of Veterans Affairs staffers serving on the frontlines in the COVID-19 pandemic.

VA’s Voluntary Services is working with the Gary Sinise Foundation Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service to identify the more than 80 VA medical facilities across the nation that will receive the meals over the coming weeks, according to a release.

“Donations like this mean a lot to our VA staff as they are on the front lines of caring for our nation’s veterans every day,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a statement. “We are very appreciative of this donation during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Chief Operating Officer of the Gary Sinise Foundation Elizabeth Fields said the donated meals will come from restaurants near the VA  facilities and will help to stimulate local economies while helping communities.

 “Up to 250 meals will be donated to each facility depending on size and need," she said.

Thanks, Lt. Dan

Since April 1, the Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service has been helping to meet the urgent needs of veterans, first responders, military, health care workers and all of those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic through serving meals, providing personal protective equipment and donating decontamination equipment across the country.

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com.

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