The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic outbreak and its effects are placing pressure on all segments of our society, including charities that provide vital assistance during the crisis and charities that other challenges of our nation’s Service Members, Veterans and their caregivers and family members, while needs continue to grow as we strive to fulfill our missions nationwide.
Here at the NAAV, Inc., we will continue to provide our resources and referrals for legal, housing, employment, counseling referrals, respite care and emergency assistance referrals in the greater Washington metropolitan area and nationwide. We will work with those disabled Veterans most in need of homeownership, debt consolidation, and financial literacy as well as strengthen our bond between charities and donors during this COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
This month, NAAV is providing comfort and hope form the Word of God to Service Members, Veterans and their family members in the challenging circumstance created by COVID-19. Visit NAAV’s Moments of Mediations and Scriptural Readings at www.naavets.org. These are just a few of the many needs supported by our mission that NAAV undertakes each week to support those who served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Veteran News and COVID-19
There have been as of April 25, 2020 more than 907,000 coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the John Hopkins University tally. The U.S. death toll has surpassed 52,000 people, according to John Hopkins University. Worldwide, there have been more that 2.8 million cases with more than 199,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, Georgia state officials are moving ahead with plans to allow some non-essential businesses to reopen, even as coronavirus deaths increase statewide.
The World Health Organization is warning that people who have had coronavirus are not necessarily immune by the presence of antibodies from getting the virus again. To date, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an ‘immunity passport’ or ‘risk-free certificate’.
The Department of Veterans Affairs received $19.57 billon out of the massive $330 billion Coronavirus Relief Bill passed in late March 2020 to ensure that Veterans are receiving the care they need during the pandemic outbreak. The care they will receive are as follows:
. $15.85 billion of the VA-marked funds will go to the Veterans Health Administration to
cover treatment for Veterans with COVID-19 at the VA hospitals, civilian urgent care clinics
and emergency rooms.
. $3.1 billon will go to building infrastructure for Veterans care, including equipping and staffing
for temporary hospitals, clinics and mobile treatment centers, and for remodeling existing
facilities, including state-run Veterans homes, to isolate and care for Veteran with the highly
. The proposed legislation seeks to help vulnerable Veterans, including those who are homeless and susceptible to contracting the coronavirus, and families and Veterans receiving support services, grants or per diem, allotting $590 million for them. For more information regarding bill, please visit: www.va.gov and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Public Testing Sites
- United Medical Center (UMC)
For an appointment, call 1/855-363-0333
- GW University Medical System
For an appointment call, 202-741-2765
- Children’s National Health System
For an appointment, visit
- All Care Family Medicine & Urgent Care
For an appointment, call 202-787-1979
- Mary’s Center
For an appointment, call 1-844-796-2797
- Unity Health Care
For an appointment, call 202-469-4699
For an appointment, call 202-745-7000
- One Medical
Location: 1690 36th Street, NW
For an appointment, call 303-695-7576
- Medstar Health
Location: Capitol Hill (228 7th Street, SE)
and Adams Moran (1805 Columbia Road, NW)
For an appointment, visit MedStarhealth.org/eVisit.
- Kaiser Permanente
Location: 700 2nd Street, NE
For an appointment, call 202-346-3000
If you do not reside in the locations listed above, please call your Mayor’s and Medical Facilities in your local area for your Public Testing Sites.
At NAAV, we are constantly seeking the generosity of our Service Members, Veterans, supporters, business associates, partners and caring friends like you and professional assistance of NAAV board members, staff and volunteers to donation in support of our mission. With your donations we can continue to move forward helping those most in need as well as those affected by the COVID-19 this year. To donate, please visit our website at www.naavets.org click on DONATE TODAY! Thank you.