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Two Days Planned for Veterans Stand Down

The community will be coming together Wednesday and Thursday to help homeless veterans. The annual Veterans Stand Down event will take place at the East Las Vegas Senior Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Avenue. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days.

U.S. VETS is sponsoring the event. It offers the men and women who served but are now homeless a chance to get the resources they need to get back on their feet. Local nonprofits which offer both temporary and long-term help will be there. Representatives from Veterans Affairs will be there along with people from the legal system. Staff members from the offices of Nevada’s Congressional delegation will be there to help veterans get their military records.

The event is not just about getting services. Veterans will also be able to get showers, hair cuts and hygiene items from Goodwill.

The last homeless census revealed that 1,350 veterans were homeless in southern Nevada. This is the first year that the event will be funded entirely by donations.