Hometown Hero: Veterans Stand Down volunteers

By Jennifer Serda - email | bio

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -  An estimated 131,000 soldiers who have served our county in Vietnam, Iraq or in other wars are living on the streets across the nation.

In Savannah, volunteers are working together to get our homeless heroes help.

The Salvation Army, the Savannah-Chatham Homeless Authority and more than 40 other organizations hosted Veterans Stand Down this week. The event was meant to bring homeless veterans and resources together so something can be done.

"What we are trying to do is get these homeless people off the street today, we will try to connect them to agencies, help them make a plan, so next year their not homeless," said Mark Baggett the Executive Director of Savannah-Chatham Homeless Authority.

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans one out of every three homeless adults in our country has put on a uniform. To those volunteers taking care of those who have fought for our freedom, we honor you our Hometown Heroes.

Visit www.standown.org/homeless.html to learn more about Veterans Stand Down.

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