I am a volunteer at the Fresno Veterans hospital. I am hoping to spread awareness about the lack of funding for the hospital. Unfortunately our veterans have to wait extremely long for care. A lot of this is due to the lack of money allocated to them.
VA patients wait an extremely long time in the waiting room and often a long time for prescriptions. We need to make the community aware so we can potentially fix this problem. Even as a volunteer, I waited over six weeks to get into the facility. A lot of this was due to the lack of staff, which caused paperwork to get backed up.
We need to come together as a community and spread the word. We can do simple things to help a veteran out. Even if it is as simple as encouraging people to volunteer a little of their time at the hospital. Volunteers save the hospital millions of dollars picking up the slack.
The hospital needs drivers to get vets to and from appointments.
Sarah Rogers, Fresno