WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – An Open House will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Castle Point campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, according to public affairs officer Jason Tudor.
The “Summer of Service” event is intended, Tudor said, to give the public and community partners the chance to explore volunteer and employment opportunities at the VA. General information will also be available from the VA, Veteran Service Organization, and county and state veterans officers, he said.
It will take place at the Castle Point campus, located at 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls, N.Y. A shuttle will ferry attendees from the lower parking lot to the facility’s multi-purpose room.
"We have made progress over the past year addressing the challenges we face in delivering care and benefits to millions of veterans and their families," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald. "While there is more work to do to honor our commitment to veterans, we also recognize that VA cannot do it alone. We are asking Americans everywhere to join the Summer of Service and help us give back to those who have given so much to our nation."
The VA said it has more than 350,000 employees and 76,000 volunteers around the nation; 426 of those volunteers serve at VA Hudson Valley. Despite a hiring effort that brought more than 11,000 new employees onboard in the past year, the VA said, it still needs more health care providers, claims specialists, medical support assistants, and cemetery directors, to continue to expand needed services.
For more information, call the VA Hudson Valley Public Affairs Office at (914) 737-4400, ext. 2255.
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