VITAS Community Connection Makes Donation in Support of Northern Virginia Veterans

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Provided by NOVA Veterans Association

VITAS Community Connection (VCC), the charitable arm of VITAS Healthcare, donated $1,000 to Northern Virginia Veterans Association on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the NOVA Veterans Quarterly Membership Meeting in Manassas.

“As part of our commitment to caring for our veteran community, VITAS is proud to support the Northern Virginia Veterans Association through VCC that will enhance access to much-needed community health and healthcare resources for them,” said Debra Keenan, General Manager of VITAS Northern Virginia.

VITAS Community Connection is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. 100% of every donation goes to local patient needs or as grants donated to local community partners, who also provide aid to many VITAS patients. Donations may assist with expenses like utilities and rent or provide airfare and other patient/family needs.

“VCC receives donations from grateful families and friends in memory of their loved ones, and from donors who believe in hospice organizations. We are proud of the fact that every donated dollar does important work locally, and that our patients’ memories maintain a ‘community connection,’” said Keenan.

VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. VITAS employs 11,627 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 28 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. To make a donation to VCC, please visit To learn more about how VITAS provides individualized hospice care for veteran patients, visit

NOVA Veterans Association is a one-stop hands-on nonprofit that, at no cost, guides military families and veterans to the local community resources that best meet their needs. It provides comprehensive support to veterans from healthcare to housing to employment. The association case manages and follows up to relieve frustration and confusion so veterans are taken care of in a caring and effective way. For more information, please visit



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