Free health care, employment training, and other services will be available to homeless veterans as part of the San Gabriel Valley Stand Down for Homeless Veterans on Thursday October 20, 2011 at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.
The San Gabriel Valley Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, hosted by the San Gabriel Valley Veterans Employment Committee, will provide services to homeless veterans such as showers, haircuts, laundry, food, medical and mental screenings, and VA benefits counseling.
“This is an opportunity for us to help our veterans who cannot afford these services on their own,” said Supervisor Knabe. “Many of these Veterans returned home from fighting for our Country and were left to fend for themselves. This is a hand up, not a hand out, for those who have sacrificed so much for all of us. ”
For more information about the San Gabriel Valley Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, contact Monica Mooring at Volunteers of America at 213-505-0631, or Ron Hansel at the Veterans Employment Committee at 626-347-2572. To make contributions and donations, call 213-505-0631.