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Grand Island project "Stand Down" helps homeless
The local veteran affairs organization is making sure they take care of the homeless. They're holding an event called Stand Down.
The event is being held as part of a community-wide project called "Homeless Connect."
From 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m at the Evangelical Free Church the homeless in Grand Island can come in from the cold and receive a hot meal.
The VA Nebraska Western Iowa healthcare system will provide the free service for the homeless veterans .
Veterans can receive a health screening and limited free clothing.
Organizers say this is a way to give back.
"There is around 37 venders that will be, they're at E-Free. Anywhere from medical to dental. There will be legal aid, veterans services, anything that will the homeless and homeless vets," said Kelly Arends, Nebraska VA.
"Stand down" is a military term that means service numbers are removed from the combat to receive rest.
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