VA2K event raises money for homeless veterans

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- In 2016, there were an estimated 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Wednesday, at the Grand Junction VA, people walked and rolled to help support those veterans. About 300 people attended the event. The group took a lap around the VA center, which is close to two miles.

Miniature therapy horses lead the way at the starting line. It was the 8th annual VA2K.

"The majority of the veterans that become homeless because of financial problems, but they have a lot of additional problems along with that—emotional problems, PTSD, problems adjusting to the civilian community," said Len Ladue, participant.

The walk didn't just take place in Grand Junction. VA centers across the US took part in the walk. The Grand Junction VA raised $500 Wednesday.

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