STAND DOWN Stand Down Event In Charleston Provides Help For Veterans
Reported by: Kallie Cart
Videographer: Matt Durrett
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 2, 2012 12:41 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 2, 2012 5:14 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
After serving and fighting for our country, many veterans experience trouble adjusting to life after war.
On Monday, there was a “Stand Down” in Charleston at Appalachian Power Park to help veterans with some of their needs. In its third year, the “Stand Down” is a one-stop shop for veterans to find assistance.
It is geared toward homeless veterans, but all veterans are welcome. Several different agencies were assisting veterans, getting them into their systems and educating them about available services. The event is ;put on by the Roark Sullivan Lifeway Center through a grant from the federal government.
Organizers said they see a disproportionate number of veterans come through the shelter, and they are trying to help them get back on their feet.
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