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Published May 01, 2013, 05:11 PM

Veterans receive help at Fargodome

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A real show of support for area homeless veterans and others in need in Fargo.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A real show of support for area homeless veterans and others in need in Fargo.

About 300 people took part in the "Veterans Stand Down" program at the Fargodome. Project Community Connect tries to unite the homeless and "at-risk" populations with health, job, dental and medical providers.

Those coming to the Dome were also given a chance to take home gently used clothing. Dr. Tommy Sowers from the VA in Washington joined veterans at the Stand Down, by getting a haircut.

Tommy Sowers, Veterans Affairs Asst. Secretary: “What's unique here is we have a stand down that also combines a job fair because we can't just be on the defensive end. We got to have the right sort of jobs, education, health care and mental health care services to make sure people don't go on the streets.”

The VA in Fargo has recently established unique housing programs for area homeless vets, including emergency shelter and transitional housing.

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