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Stand Down event to assist homeless veterans in Clackamas County Saturday

Homeless veterans in Clackamas County will get a helping hand Saturday during the Clackamas County Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event. This one-day outreach effort to help former military men and women who are homeless will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The location will be 1710 Red Soils Court in the Silver Oak building in Oregon City. It begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

During the event, homeless veterans will receive medical screening, counseling and information from private and public agencies about employment services, services within the county that can help them, as well as information about state and federal veterans’ benefits available to them.

Lunch will be cooked and provided by St. Patrick’s church of Canby. Veterans will also receive a full range of winter clothing, including boots, ski caps, jackets, blankets and personal hygiene items. Items have been donated by people in Clackamas County and from military surplus.

Clackamas County Stand Down is hosted by Clackamas County and Worksource Oregon, as well as other agencies and community organizations.

For more information, contact Gina Thomas, Clackamas County Veterans Services office at 503-650-5631. To contribute to the costs of the Stand Down, visit ssofcc.bbnow.org/index.php.