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Veterans Stand Down in Williams this weekend

Veterans helping veterans, that’s the goal of the Matthew J. Broehm Memorial Stand Down, which will be distributing clothing and providing essential services to homeless and at-risk veterans Sept. 9. (WGCN)

Veterans helping veterans, that’s the goal of the Matthew J. Broehm Memorial Stand Down, which will be distributing clothing and providing essential services to homeless and at-risk veterans Sept. 9. (WGCN)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Veterans helping veterans, that’s the goal of the Matthew J. Broehm Memorial Stand Down, which will be distributing clothing and providing essential services to homeless and at-risk veterans Sept. 9.

According to John Davison, community liaison for the Williams Stand Down, the event provides veterans outreach throughout northern Arizona.

Davison said veteran Stand Downs provide veterans access, information and knowledge regarding essential community services that are available for all veterans and their families, especially homeless and at risk veterans.

Multiple organizations will be in Williams to offer veterans assistance with employment, housing, personal care, clothing and more.

Northern Arizona University will be on hand to provide dental services, with other groups providing vision and medical care.

Groups such as Catholic Charities, the Department of Economic Security, Arizona Department of Transportation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana and Vitalant will provide essential services to veterans with needs such as court information, notary, hygiene, pet care, pension and survivor benefits and more.

While the Stand Down has become an annual event in Flagstaff, this is the third time it has been offered in Williams.

According to Davison, the best way to help a veteran is to give them honor and respect.

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