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Tips for Keeping Busy During the COVID-19 Pandemic


At Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, we would like to thank those in the community who have donated in support of our Veterans during this difficult time. As we remain open to provide on-site face-to-face services to our Veterans, we understand that many people are still sheltering in place at home.

To help you pass the time while the stay-at-home order is still in effect, here are a few tips for keeping busy:

Take Free Tours or Online Classes

During this time of quarantine, many museums are offering free online tours and classes. For example, the Google Arts & Culture Collection includes the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the British Museum in London, and hundreds of other history, art, and science exhibits. The free tours and classes are a great way to learn more about history, art, and science from the comfort and safety of your home.

Find a Free Workout

Fitness companies are also offering free workouts online. Companies such as Planet Fitness and organizations like the YMCA are now offering free workouts to members and nonmembers. From live Facebook workouts with Planet Fitness to a variety of free programs on the YMCA’s website, you are sure to find a workout that you enjoy! Whether you want to try out yoga or take an advanced fitness boot camp, these online workouts are a great way to keep healthy and active.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Many of the stay-at-home order permit everyone to go outside to ride a bike, walk, hike, or garden, just be sure to keep a 6-foot distance from others. A breath of fresh air can help you relax and clear your mind while soaking up the sun’s rays can trigger your Vitamin D production, which is a crucial vitamin for protecting your body against inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and improving brain function.

Donate Today to Help our Veterans Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we all continue to deal with the regulations and risk that the pandemic has brought on, it is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic has created an emergency situation for the homeless Veterans in Pittsburgh.
At Veterans Place, we remain dedicated to the health and well-being of our Veterans.

We are asking our community to join in helping one of our region’s most vulnerable populations during these uncertain times by making a donation today. Your support allows us to continue to serve our veterans in the safest and most effective way possible.

By donating to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Campaign, you can help us cover the costs of:

  • Cleaning supplies, masks, and sanitation products
  • Dedicated staff working round-the-clock
  • Canceled fundraising events that provide crucial operating funds

Your generous donation will help keep our veterans and staff safe as we continue in our mission to end homelessness among the veterans in our region. Please visit our COVID-19 Emergency Response Campaign Page to donate.

Donate Now

Thank you for your continued support. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Rob Hamilton

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