IRON MOUNTAIN — The VA2K walk is a national event that happens at every Veterans affairs medical center. Facility staff and the general public are able to walk for and help this fundraiser for homeless veterans.

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center held their walk on Wednesday morning. Many of the staff started the event off strong by putting their steps and time into the event.

All of the employees are working hard to change these veterans’ lives by raising donations. The donations can be in the form of money or gifts for these veterans that are homeless or who are currently patients at the facility.

With these donations, the medical center is hoping to help reduce homelessness within veterans in the community.

“We here at the VA are very privileged to everyday serve those who have served us,” said Public Affairs Officer Brad Nelson. “This is one more way that we can help our veterans and in particularly a certain class of veterans that have been struggling that are homeless. This has been one of the priorities of the VA is to reduce homelessness.”

The medical center is always looking for volunteers from the public to come and help give back to the men and women who served our country. For more information on volunteering, click here.