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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Cochise Serving Veterans is holding its first annual Veteran stand down and resource fair on August 22, 2014. 

Homeless and in-need veterans will have the opportunity to receive free health screenings, medical care and legal assistance, in addition to information on housing options, employment support services, a job fair and DMV ID's, VA and social security benefits.  Also on hand will be groups offering free clothing, showers and haircuts to those that need it, even pet care. 

This first annual Stand Down offers homeless veterans in Cochise County a break from the often times harsh conditions of living on the streets, and a chance for veterans in-need to get help.  

The Stand Down is taking place August 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 9972 (549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635).  Bus rides are being offered by Stand Down organizers, to ensure veterans from all over Cochise County are able to get to and from the event safely.  

For more information on the free rides please contact Ron Fruchey at (520) 559-0248. 

For more information on the Stand Down visit the site's Facebook page. 

Cochise Serving Veterans is made up of state, federal, community partners, Veteran Service Organizations and interested individuals who collaborate to help Veterans achieve self-sufficiency. 

The Stand Down event is possible thanks to support from the Homeless Veteran Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Arizona Department of Veteran Services (AZDVS), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Military Order of The Purple Heart (MOPH), Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Greater Sierra Vista United Veterans Council (UVC), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Arizona Veterans Stand Down Alliance, National Military Association, Superior Court Cochise County, Warrant Officers Association, Arizona Veteran Stand Down Alliance, Good Neighbor Alliance and more than 10 other organizations. 

Significant organization of the event by the State of Arizona's Department of Economic Security Veteran Employment Services, Arizona WorkForce One-Stop, Blue Star Families, Air Force Association, Wellness Connections and the Southern Arizona Chapter American Red Cross.  


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