Veteran organizations, medical personnel, social service representatives and community leaders from the Hickory area hosted a “Stand Down” event to provide services for homeless veterans, needy veterans and any other community members in need of help.
The event, on April 20 at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Hickory, drew hundreds of homeless and needy veterans.
The Stand Down provided:
• 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