Services & supplies available for veterans at annual Stand Down event in North Bend

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NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Help is coming to homeless veterans on the south coast.

The 8th annual South Coast Veterans Stand Down event takes place August 18.

It's an outreach program designed to provide services and supplies to homeless vets to get them back on their feet.

At the event, vets will learn about benefits, medical and dental services, housing, education and even credit counseling, among other topics.

Employers will also be there accepting applications and conducting interviews.

Veterans and their canine companions will get a chance to spruce up their looks with free haircuts and pet grooming.

"When I moved here a couple years ago I was surprised at the number of homeless individuals in this community and, specifically, the number of homeless veterans in this community,” said Stand Down Committee chairman Jonathan Harkness, “so the benefit of this event is to try to minimize the number of homeless veterans and homeless individuals here in this community."

The event takes place Friday, August 18, at the North Bend Airport from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Breakfast and a barbeque lunch will be served.

For those interested in employment opportunities, they ask you to bring your resume and current ID.

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