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Veterans Stand Down scheduled for September

A Veterans Stand Down event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion located at 58892 Sausler Road, St. Helens, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Stand Down is an opportunity for veterans and their family members to talk to as many as 52 service providers and veterans organizations, including the Veterans Administration, about issues such as homelessness, mental health, job placement, compensation and education, according to a flyer about the event. A sit-down meal for veterans will also be provided, and all veterans will receive a computerized eye exam courtesy of the St. Helens Lions Club.

Event organizer Reni Nowling is seeking donations in advance of the Stand Down, including food, jeans, sweaters, gloves and warm hats. Nowling can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 503-366-7163.