What is a Community Covenant?
Why is there a need?
As fewer than .5% of the population currently serves in the military coupled with a dwindling population of Veterans (less than 7% of the population) there is a growing need for government, houses of worship, organizations and caring individuals to step up and help serve those who served us.
While the Department of Veterans Affairs makes every effort to serve our nation's Veterans fewer than half of eligible Veterans are enrolled in the VA system. It makes it incumbent upon local communities to recognize and provide assistance when possible to the men, women and their families who have borne the defense of our Freedoms.
A Community Covenant will bring together all parties in a community to recognize and serve those in our Military Community.
How to Begin
Where is help needed?
In the document the State of the American Veteran areas where help is needed are identified to include such topics as transitioning to civilian life, the need for food, shelter and social support.
The Adopt-a-VA Program, built on the three pillars of:
Programs and Events
VA Facility Partnerships
will help provide to Covenant participants ways in which their community can support the Military Community.
Communities Serving Our Nation's Veterans
Contact us to receive more information on how you and your community can initiate a Community Covenant.