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Event to help vets with housing, health issues

 

Last updated 8/30/2018 at 11:50am



MORENO VALLEY - Military veterans and their families struggling with housing insecurity, or who may be in need of health care coverage and other services will receive personalized assistance next month during the Riverside Area Veterans Expo at March Air Reserve Base.

Multiple organizations are sponsoring the Sept. 28 event, attempting to help as many vets as possible over a seven-hour period, beginning at 7 a.m., in the U.S. Army National Guard Armory, 14941 Riverside Drive.

Riverside County Department of Veterans' Services agents will be on hand, along with staff from the Salvation Army and the nonprofit Reaching New Heights Foundation, which focuses on providing assistance to former and active-duty military personnel in the Inland Empire who are homeless or contending with a variety of social integration challenges.

According to organizers, dental and medical services will be available on-site, as well as free clothing and hygiene kits. Barbers will be offering free haircuts, and there will be pet care specialists available.

Eligible applicants will be able to receive one-on-one assistance filing for Veterans Administration and Social Security benefits, along with short- and long-term housing aid.

Attendees who are able to present documents proving military service, including identification cards and discharge papers, should have them in hand, organizers said. However, they emphasized that not having the validating documents does not mean people will be turned away.

More information is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-down-2018-riverside-area-veterans-expo-rave-the-mission-continues-registration-29424305891?aff=eac2 .

 

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