Mobilizing and Connecting Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 14, 2020
Outside New York State
The global coronavirus has brought uncertainty and anxiety into people’s lives, workplaces, and neighborhoods, particularly for those who work to improve the health of our communities.
During this difficult time, many organizations across New York State are working tirelessly to keep people safe, especially the most vulnerable. In response, NYSHealth is supporting statewide and local efforts to address emerging health care and public health needs in the wake of the pandemic. In 2020, NYSHealth awarded Team Rubicon a grant to mobilize New York veterans to help underserved communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under this grant, Team Rubicon will mobilize veteran volunteers to leverage their skills and experience to provide critical services to New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers will help coordinate a range of services in communities, including emergency food distribution, medical shelter support, and sanitation efforts. This project will also combat social isolation and promote cohesion and connection among veterans.