Oct 11, 2012 9:27 PM by KSBY (Staff)

Santa Barbara County to host event for homeless and unemployed veterans

Santa Barbara County is hosting its first ever Stand Down event to help homeless and unemployed veterans this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday at the Santa Maria Fairpark.

Veterans can receive a number of services designed to help re-introduce them to society after serving in the military.

"We're trying to plug them back into society, get them into our social services department, let them know where a good samaritan shelter is, and catholic charities and the foodbank, get them a job, and maybe get them some increased education," Steve Lavagnino, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, said.

New clothing, toiletries, and haircuts will be available to the vets, as well as legal services, employment counseling, and medical services.

Gates open at 7 a.m. for all participants.



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