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Veterans and their families in need of extra support are invited to the Fall Stand Down, taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

Complimentary goods and services for veterans and their families will be available including, haircuts and assistance with housing, employment, education, counseling and more. Qualifying veterans and family members may also receive free clothing, sleeping bags, groceries, and personal hygiene items.

This event is open to Kitsap County veterans and their immediate families only. Please bring copies of a DD214 form, military retiree ID card, or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship.

Those who are active duty transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of the year are encouraged to attend to gather information and resources to assist in their transition to civilian life and make it as seamless as possible.

Agencies providing services at the Stand Down typically include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Social and Health Service, Red Cross, Olympic College, Kitsap Legal Services, Abraham's House, Housing Solutions Center, WorkSource, Kitsap Community Resources, Kitsap Transit, and other community assistance programs.

The event is coordinated by the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance and Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program and Veterans Advisory Board.

For more information, contact Richard Becker, coordinator of the Kitsap Veterans Assistance Program at, (360) 337-4811.

To learn more about resources and emergency funds available through the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program, click here.

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