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Local Veterans Get Needed Services

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WHITE CITY, Ore. — Southern Oregon community members joined state and federal agencies to help thousands of veterans in need.

The 22nd Annual Southern Oregon Stand Down event was held at the V.A. Domiciliary on Wednesday. The event helps connect veterans with needed services.

On Wednesday, veterans received medical help, legal assistance and employment counseling. There were also alcohol counseling and housing services available.

One veteran decided to volunteer this year after attending the event in the past.

“Anything I can do to help my brothers and sisters works for me. I know what it’s like to be on the other side. So I thought I’d do my share,” said veteran Charles Freeman.

There are nine “Stand Down” events in Oregon this year, 110 across the nation.