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Advisory: “Stand Down” in Albuquerque for Homeless & Low-Income Military Veterans and Their Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/17/19

“STAND DOWN” IN ALBUQUERQUE FOR HOMELESS & LOW-INCOME MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Housing, Employment, Benefits and other Services to Help Veterans in Need

(ALBUQUERQUE, NM)— Homeless and low-income Veterans can receive free information on housing, employment, benefits as well as clothing and a warm meal at the 2019 Albuquerque Stand Down & Project Hands Up for Homeless Veterans on Thursday, October 24 at The Rock at Noon Day, located at 2400 2nd Street NW in downtown Albuquerque (2nd & Prospect).

The annual event to help end veteran homelessness in the Albuquerque metro area is presented by the Veterans Integration Centers (VIC), the Albuquerque VA Regional Office, the New Mexico VA Health Care System, the New Mexico National Guard, and other federal, state, and local agencies.

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will have staff available to help Veterans needing to file for or upgrade the VA or state veterans’ benefits.

In addition, Veterans can obtain free backpacks, hygiene kits, flu shots, basic medical screening, legal consultation, and many other goods and services.

The Stand Down concept is modeled after military stand downs popularized during the Vietnam War to offer battle-weary soldiers a temporary safe haven to rest, receive medical treatment, get a hot meal, and receive other services before returning to combat action.

For more information, contact the VIC Development Director Wendy Webber at (505) 296-0800.

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