FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — It's time to stretch your legs and help homeless veterans.
The 9th annual VA2k Walk and Roll event will be held at the Fayetteville Veterans campus starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday (May 15).
It's a short 1.2 miles walk to promote healthy lifestyles. Those who participate are encouraged to bring donations items such as toiletries for homeless veterans in the Natural State.
"In our area we are in need of toilet paper, paper towels, socks and underwear," said Clinical Dietitian and event organizer Angie Thomas. "We have a special guest Coach Chris Bucknam from the University of Arkansas, he is the men's track coach, is going to come and give a speech and also walk with us and we`d like to invite everyone to attend."
This is a national event and in 2018 more than 23,000 VA employees, veterans and community members from around the country participated. Over $379,000 worth of goods were donated to help homeless veterans.