On Friday, April 20, veteran organizations, medical personnel, social service representatives and community leaders will hold a “Stand Down” event to provide services for homeless veterans.
Organizers have reached out to homeless veterans in 10 counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Watauga and Wilkes. At least 250 veterans are expected to attend, and plans for transportation to the event are under way.
The event, at the Fairgrounds in Hickory, will provide:
- breakfast and lunch
- healthcare screenings
- dental and vision services
- nutrition and health education
- social services
- mental health/substance abuse services
- sleeping bags, toiletries, boots and other military surplus items
The Red Cross has provided logistical support and volunteers for the event through the Service to Armed Forces program.
To get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://foothillsstanddown.org/