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Hattiesburg area homeless vets get information, personal care at "Stand Down 2015"

The Salvation Army and Oak Arbor hosted the 4th annual Stand Down at the Boys and Girls Club Friday. The Salvation Army and Oak Arbor hosted the 4th annual Stand Down at the Boys and Girls Club Friday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of homeless or needy veterans in the Hattiesburg area got some valuable tips Friday on benefits, housing and personal care at an annual event hosted by the Salvation Army and Oak Arbor. The Stand Down 2015 at the Boys and Girls Club gave vets a chance to meet folks who could help them get their lives back on track.

It offered them help with finding a place to live, getting a job and getting medical care.

Vets could also get a haircut and even a manicure. 

"It's letting people know all about the information and benefits that we have for the ones that don't know and the ones that are homeless," said George Dale, a veteran from Laurel. 

"People that are living in a tent, local, when this event happens, they can come right here and see what they're eligible for," said Jim Brunt, a veteran from Hattiesburg. 

It was the 4th year for the Stand Down, which was sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

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