Homeless veterans can get help and a hot meal Thursday in Albuquerque.
The two-day “Stand Downs” event is modeled after military stand downs that became popular during the Vietnam War.
It was created to offer soldiers a temporary safe haven to rest, receive medical treatment and get hot a meal before returning to combat.
Thursday and Friday vets can head down to The Rock at Noonday until 2 p.m. to get free clothing, backpacks, blankets, meals, flu shots, and more.
“What we try to create is what I call a one-stop shop where we’re not asking all veterans to go all over town for services. What we’re doing is bringing all the services to one location here,” said Wendy Webber with Veterans Integration Center.
The program will be traveling to two more New Mexico cities:
- Santa Fe- November 9-10
- Roswell- November 16
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