Beckley VA Medical Center takes action on homeless veterans

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)  – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) commended the Beckley VA Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 for their efforts to reduce homelessness among veterans across Southern West Virginia.

“No man or woman who served our nation in uniform should be without a roof over their heads. Caring for our veterans is the least we can do to say thank you for their sacrifices. The Beckley VAMC is leading our nation in reducing homelessness among veterans and should be commended for this achievement,” Rep. Jenkins said.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee and its Veterans Subcommittee, I have helped champion funding for our nation’s veterans program. In Fiscal Year 2017, we secured $1.6 billion for VA homeless assistance programs, and it’s clear that money is being put to good use in West Virginia. Sadly, homelessness remains a critical problem for veterans across our nation, and we must remain committed to ensuring every veteran receives the care and help they need – and have earned.” 

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin also issued a statement regarding the Beckley VA Medical Center's efforts.

"Our Veterans make unimaginable sacrifices and it is our responsibility to ensure they have the best possible care when they return home. That's why I was thrilled to learn that communities throughout southern West Virginia have effectively ended homelessness. This would not be possible without the efforts of the Beckley VA Medical Center, The Department of Housing and Urban Development, The City of Beckley, and other community partners.  This achievement is a testament of Southern West Virginians’  patriotism and commitment to our Veterans. While we celebrate this announcement, we must make sure that we continue these efforts to end Veteran homelessness throughout West Virginia and the United States. I appreciate these efforts and so do our Veterans."  

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