‘Stand Down’ event helps homeless veterans

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A program is helping homeless and near-homeless veterans get back on their feet.

Stand Down is an annual event held at The Rock at Noon Day in Albuquerque. Veterans can receive free clothing, food, and services. They can also get bedding, hygiene kits, and flu shots.

“There should not be a single veteran sleeping on the streets. It’s a disgrace. We have to take care of our veterans as a community. It takes a whole community. We can’t do it on our own,” said organizer Fermin Ortega.

Thursday’s event was for veterans only. Friday veterans and non-veterans can attend.

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