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Access hosts an event called Third Tuesday to help veterans who are in need

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 6:25 PM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 12:24 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. – The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) says that about 38 percent of all veterans are considered homeless, or are living in places "not suitable for human habitation." 

The VA also says that nearly 70 percent of all veterans are not using the Veteran Affairs funded Health Care.

Access in Medford wants to change that. They began hosting an event called Third Tuesday. It’s a chance to help get veterans back on their feet — and more importantly, stay on their feet.

Kevin Knapp is a veteran. He is now an outreach specialist with Access and he says he enjoys helping the veterans.

“There's nothing more rewarding than helping a homeless veteran get into housing and two years later and come up to you and say thank you for helping me,” Knapp said.

To find out more about Access click here.

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