VA Voluntary Service at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan, was intrigued by the Human Hug Project and reached out to the founders to discuss ways they could potentially implement a Hug-A-Vet spin-off program at their facility. The Human Hug Project, founded by three veterans, were eager to lend a hand. The trio helped the medical center start their own program by sharing their mission of bringing awareness to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by giving love back to humanity, one hug at a time. The facility is now looking to build its own team of volunteers to share a hug with their veterans. Learn more by reading the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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