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Dozens receive help at Homeless Veteran's Stand Down

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On Friday, dozens of homeless veterans in Pueblo were getting some much-needed help.

The 19th annual Homeless Veteran's Stand Down was held at First Presbyterian Church.

Over 20 different agencies came together for the event.

Veterans received a big bag of winter gear that included a coat, jeans, socks, shoes, blanket, and a sleeping bag.

Veterans could also get a flu shot and haircut.

If they needed help signing up for healthcare or pensions agencies were there to assist.

Along with all these services the vets were also served a hearty lunch.

LaTanya Yarbrough, president of the Homeless Veterans Coalition, said, "They come out of the military and they don't know what services that they're entitled to…it's a hard transition from military life back to civilian life."

David Gomez, a homeless veteran, said, "I just kind of look forward to it every year just for fellowship purposes with other vets."

Homeless veterans can also get help with various services every Wednesday from 12-3 p.m.

Workers with Posada will be at 111 North Union Avenue in downtown Pueblo.

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