Hundreds of veterans show up to attend Stand Down

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– Hundreds of veterans are heading to Coca-Cola field for the annual Stand Down event which is a one-stop-shop showcasing all the services and resources available for veterans.

“A veteran could be one paycheck away from becoming homeless and really needing a job and they can do that here today,” said Kristen Weese, the VA Healthcare for Homeless Veteran program director.

Some of the resources available include information on housing and medical care, as well as medical screenings, on-site job interviews, and legal advice. More than 160 groups are present for the day long event.

This annual event continues growing and more people from the Western New York area are expected to attend this year.

The event is running from 10a.m. until 3p.m. at Coca-Cola field. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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