Support hospitalized Veterans during the holidays - Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

Support hospitalized Veterans during the holidays

Woman in Santa hat visits with a Veteran

This holiday season, consider visiting hospitalized Veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

On this GivingTuesday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages community members, businesses and organizations to help support hospitalized Veterans throughout the country by doing what they can. 

Each year, thousands of Veterans spend the holidays at VA inpatient facilities away from family and friends.  

“Holidays can be especially hard on Veterans in the hospital,” said Mark E. Morgan, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) Director. “So we encourage organizations and other groups to visit our Muskogee hospital during the holiday season. Just seeing a friendly face and knowing they are not forgotten is a blessing to them.” 

Created in 2012, GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity throughout the holidays. GivingTuesday also enables participants to turn good intentions into action. 

International Volunteer Day is just around the corner and one way to give is through volunteer service. For more information on visiting our Veterans during the holiday season or becoming a VA volunteer, contact VA Voluntary Service at 918-577-3621/3622 or visit www.muskogee.va.gov/giving.

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