VISN 4 Community Events
Heroes at Heinz Field
VA Healthcare - VISN 4 and the Pittsburgh Steelers joined together for the fifth annual Heroes at Heinz Field event for Veterans who recently served in Iraq and Afghanistan on Tuesday, September 11.
The Veterans in attendance practiced their football skills alongside eleven current Steelers who also signed autographs and posed for pictures. The Veterans ended the evening with dinner in a stadium lounge that overlooks Heinz Field
Helping Our Homeless
The words homeless and Veteran should never be used together. VA Butler Healthcare partnered with the local community to recognize Homeless Awareness Month. Events held throughout Butler County included the annual VA Community Homeless Assessment Local Education & Networking Groups (CHALENG) Forum, a 5K Walk/Run for Shelter, donation collection stations, a spaghetti dinner-fundraiser, and a mock Shantytown.
Phillies Player Hunter Pence Visits Veterans
"I would not be able to play Phillies baseball if it wasn’t for you," Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence told a captivated group of approximately 100 people on Thursday, July 19.
Veterans participating in residential treatment programs at Coatesville VA Medical Center, and David's Drive 831 members, a charity that supports Veterans, enjoyed a picnic and some baseball with Pence.