April 2, 2013
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) announced the availability of E-Donate, an online donation option at http://www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow/, 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 Adam C. Walmus, M.H.A., M.A., F.A.C.H.E., MEDVAMC 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 social work emergencies, recreation, visual impairment, Fisher House, and general purpose to name a few, said Bryan Dyck, Voluntary Service Program manager at MEDVAMC. "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 http://www.houston.va.gov/. The actual donation is made through a secure site at the Department of Treasury’s www.pay.gov. A minimum of $5 is required for online donation.