Stand Down for veterans event

Stand Down for Veterans
Stand Down for Veterans(KTVF)
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 2:30 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Stand Down for veterans event will take place on Saturday, August 20 at the Pioneer Park Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free services and information will be provided to all veterans who come to the event.

Breakfast and lunch will be served and clothing will be distributed to those veterans in need. There will even be door prizes and entertainment.

Veterans will have access to basic health care, blood tests, VA Benefits, VOC Rehab, ID Cards, mental health, legal information, and housing assistance. Dental, optical, and medical screenings will be provided with funding available for follow-up care. Additional services offered will include employment assistance, clothing, training, haircuts, chiropractic and massage therapy and more.

This will be the 24th Stand Down event held in Fairbanks for veterans. Stand Down was started in the 1980′s as a nationwide outreach program to provide services and resources to veterans in need.

“It is a total volunteer effort, a means for the community to demonstrate that they value our veterans,” explains Nancy Smoyer, Chair for Stand Down.

In addition to monetary donations, there are a variety of ways residents can contribute and volunteer for Stand Down. Just coming out to the event and spending time with veterans and sharing stories over a cup of coffee is priceless.

For more information about the Stand Down for Veterans event call Access Alaska at 907-479-7940.