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Event at Asheville VA raises awareness about homelessness among veterans

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Rain in Asheville moved the eighth annual VA2K Walk & Roll indoors to the atrium of the Charles George VA Medical Center. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

They were walking and rolling Wednesday at the Charles George VA Medical Center and raising awareness for homeless veterans.

Rain, at least in Asheville, moved the eighth annual VA2K Walk & Roll indoors to the atrium of Charles George VA Medical Center. Nationwide, in eight years, the event has raised about $2 million for homeless veterans.

Although the 1.2 mile walk was this afternoon, organizers said they'll be accepting donations all week.

"Anything from housing items, bedsheets, cleaning supplies, any kind of toiletries items, anything a homeless person would benefit from," VA housing support specialist Karina Vazquez said.

Donations may be dropped off at the Charles George VA Medical Center front desk.

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