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Bay Pines VA Hosts 'Stand Down' for Homeless Veterans

Bay Pines VA

Here’s an opportunity for homeless veterans in Pinellas County, as well as veterans in need of help with employment, medical care or legal issues.

A "Stand Down" is scheduled Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m at Bay Pines VA, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Fla.

Akin to a military Stand Down, the event is planned to give homeless veterans a chance to rest and regroup. The event will be held at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System courtyard located near building 37 at the medical center campus.

Organizers promise the event will be held rain or shine. Some of the services that will be available include medical care; free meals, toiletries and clothing items; VA health care, benefits and housing information; employment assistance and more.

Veterans should bring a copy of their (DD214) discharge papers, birth certificate, social security card and two documents that can verify their mailing address. Veterans living in a shelter should try to bring a copy of their shelter statement.

Details about the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event, hosted by the Bay Pines VAHCS, are available by calling 727-398-6661 extension 7552.

Bobbie O’Brien has been a Reporter/Producer at WUSF since 1991. She reports on general news topics in Florida and the Tampa Bay region.
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