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#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.
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Free at-home COVID-19 Tests 

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order  free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

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Upcoming Events

Jan. 25, 1 p.m. – Caring for Veterans in the Community: VHA Medical Foster Home 
Jan. 25, 3 p.m. – Military and Veteran Communities: Next Steps to Support Our Afghan Allies
Jan. 26, 12-4 p.m. – G.I. Jobs Virtual Career Expo
Jan. 26, 12 p.m. – Interagency Veterans Advisory Council 2022 Kickoff Meeting

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CORRECTION: Can a Veteran Work While Receiving VA Service-Connected Compensation?

Providing Veterans with accurate and transparent benefits information is of the upmost importance. This update removes any confusion from a recent episode titled, “Can Veterans Work While Receiving VA Disability.”  

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Blood Donations Needed to Ease National Shortage

The Red Cross continues to confront challenges caused by COVID-19, including an estimated 10% overall decline in the number of people donating blood as well as ongoing blood drive cancellations and staffing limitations. 

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FIND A BLOOD DRIVE


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VA Secretary McDonough Speaks at Blue Star Families Event

During a recent Blue Star Families online forum VA Secretary Denis McDonough emphasized getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect others, including health care workers, from hospitalization and death.

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Organizations Can Become Commemorative Partners Honoring Vietnam War Veterans

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is just over two months away, and any organization that wants a simple, free way to make the day more meaningful for Vietnam Veterans can become a Vietnam War Commemoration “commemorative partner.”

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$1,000 Fitness Giveaway

Win $1,000 to spend on fitness apparel, footwear, & more gear! Register by creating a new FREE account by Jan. 28 with Veterans Canteen Service at www.ShopVCS.com.

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Hear Veterans discuss healing after the loss of a loved one


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Borne the Battle: Benefits Breakdown, SSVF Program

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) works to assist homeless Veterans and their families. Listen in to learn about SSVF, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and other VA programs to prevent homelessness.

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Veteran Jobs


Post a free job to RallyPoint’s community consisting of nearly 2 million Veterans, spouses, caregivers and survivors.

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Vets First Podcast: Jim Ravella, Gary Sinise Foundation

This week’s episode features Jim Ravella, vice president of programs at the Gary Sinise Foundation. Hear him discuss the Gary Sinise Foundation mission, programs and initiatives to support our nation’s defenders and their families.

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discounts for veterans

Advance Auto Parts 10% discount on in store items for active duty, Veterans and families.

Eastbay 15% discount for active duty, Veterans, National Guard, reservists and dependents of active duty and retirees.

Texas de Brazil 20% off, not valid on holidays.

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VA Welcome Kit

Download the VA Welcome Kit

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Find a VA facility near you.

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VA is here for you.

1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is always the right number

Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255
Vet Centers: 1-877-927-8387
Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat
White House VA Hotline: 1-855-948-2311


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