Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently issued the following announcement.
Army Veteran Omedia Jordan made his way through a long line of Veterans hugging a hallway inside the 100-acre Dallas VA Medical Center campus. The line ended at the entrance to a gymnasium that was full of area Veterans Service Organizations, service groups and supportive services.
All were there to provide resources to Veterans in need during VA North Texas’ 28th annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down.
“It’s cold and rainy outside today, but I knew I needed to get here for these services,” said Jordan.
Clothing, hygiene products and health care information
More than 400 Veterans and 200 volunteers ventured through rain storms to attend and equip the stand down event. The event provides homeless and at risk of being homeless Veterans with clothing, shoes and hygiene supplies.
Social service providers and health care services and treatment programs volunteers also provided information.
“This event is primarily about providing resources to our homeless and at-risk Veterans, especially those who we do not see during our outreach efforts” said Linda Saucedo. Saucedo is the program manager for VA North Texas’ Health Care for Homeless Veterans and Community Resource and Referrals Center.
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