Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie: The Northport VA maintained and built on Veterans’ trust during the pandemic.
Mission United is a signature program of the nonprofit United Way of Long Island, part of the worldwide network of the 132-year-old global nonprofit.
Jason Ambesi, a military veteran and professional cuddler, hopes his touch therapy can heal those suffering from post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
Besides making beer, the founders also wanted to support veterans, so they donate 25 percent of BrewSA’s profits to veterans' charities and donate beer to fundraisers for such groups.
Designers, contractors, businesses, educational institutions, entertainers, organizations, and volunteers from across Long Island banded together to rebuild a mortgage-free turnkey Mastic home that will soon be donated to a veteran in need.
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a field hearing at the Northport VA Medical Center next month as part of an ongoing probe into the troubled facility, to include maintenance issues, management concerns, and the closure of five operating rooms due to ventilation issues. The committee hearing will also include a recent suicide of a patient on its grounds.
Peter Kaisen, a 76-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, retired police officer, beloved husband and grandfather, was a regular patient at the Northport VAMC and may have been suffering from depression, his son-in-law said. “He was a family man. Loved NASCAR, loved animals, [loved] his three daughters and seven grandchildren.”
According to the report, the veteran "had been frustrated that he was unable to see an emergency room physician for reasons related to his mental health.”