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Stand Down for Homeless Veterans coming this week in La Crosse

| September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The Tomah VA Medical Center Stand Down for Homeless Veterans will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the American Legion Post 52 in La Crosse, Wis.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion post located at 711 South 6th Street in La Crosse.
The Tomah VA Medical Center’s Homeless Program, along with numerous community partners, is working to eradicate Veteran homelessness. During the Stand Down, homeless Veterans and those at risk will have the opportunity to learn about the resources the VA and other community providers can assist them with including: more than 60 housing vouchers, 72 transitional housing beds offering support for up to 24 months, employment assistance, and legal assistance through community partnerships. Flu shots will also be offered to registered Veterans attending the event.

Homeless and at risk Veterans will have the opportunity to receive food, clothing, and resource items including winter gear, health screenings, and also the chance to learn about services provided by the County Veteran Service Officers, Veterans Benefits Administration, Social Security Administration, AMVETS, Coulee Cap, Veterans Assistance Foundation and more.
Tomah VA co-sponsored Stand Downs typically assist 150-170 homeless Veterans. If you wish to donate items to this event, please contact Cindi Groskreutz at (608) 372-7768. You can also donate electronically to the Stand Down by visiting http://www.tomah.va.gov/ and click on the E-Donate button.

The VA and its valued community partners hope this year’s event will reach even more homeless Veterans.
For more information, call Cindi Groskreutz (608) 372-7768. For media interest in this event, please contact the Tomah VA Public Affairs Office at (608) 372-7759 or by e-mail scott.farley@va.gov.

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