Homeless veterans receive day full of free services

By Katherine Kington - email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The South Atlantic center for veterans' education and training, also known as SACVET, held their 3rd annual "Zero Stand Down" event.

It supplies the homeless and veterans in need of services that they are unable to find elsewhere.

Michael dove, a military vet himself, decided to put his hand forward and offer as many services to the brave veterans of our country as he could. "Our mission was to bring homeless vets and vets in need to one location where we have all local, state and federal services where they can come in one stop shop."        The event held at the Columbus Trade Center offered medical, employment, school, counseling services and more.

Volunteers from the officer candidate school gathered this morning to help escort and serve veterans all day.

Basic officer candidate Effinger said she wouldn't have it any other way. "They had a lot of stories they wanted to tell us, introduce themselves they wanted to know how the army changed since they've been out of it so it was kind of emotional."

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