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Martinsburg VA Medical Center

 

Martinsburg VAMC Offers E-Donate to Support Local Veterans

February 11, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The Martinsburg VA Medical Center announced the availability of E-Donate, an online donation option at www.martinsburg.va.gov that will provide community members who wish to give back to Veterans at the medical center a simple and safe way to pledge their support to the fund of their choice.

 “We’ve known for years that our citizens want to show their support to the service members who defended their freedoms,” said Ann Brown, medical center director. “While not everyone will have the time to volunteer, now anyone can take five minutes online to thank Veterans in any number of ways.”

The E-Donate option allows donors to select from a number of funds at the medical center they wish to donate to.  Additionally, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative costs are appropriated, so donors can be sure 100 percent of their donations go to the funds they select and the Veteran patients they are choosing to support. 
“Donated money at our medical center goes to providing shaves, haircuts, personal comfort items, special holiday events and replacement vans for our Veterans,” said Dottie Hough, voluntary service chief. “People would be amazed if they could see how far their dollar goes toward making a difference in the lives of the people who dedicated themselves to us first.”

Donors can find the E-Donate button at www.martinsburg.va.gov.  The actual donation is made through a secure site at the Department of Treasury’s website. A minimum of $5 is required for online donation.

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Located in West Virginia, the medical center offers a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, ambulatory surgery, audiology and speech pathology, dental, nursing home, nutrition, podiatry, prosthetics, women’s health, mental health, and rehabilitation medicine. With a service area of nearly 130,000 Veterans in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the medical center operates four VA-staffed Outpatient Clinics in Cumberland, Hagerstown, Fort Detrick, Md., and Stephens City, Va. and three contract clinics in Franklin and Petersburg, W.Va. and Harrisonburg, Va.