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.