Red Cross Participates in Veterans Stand Down

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Our team is honored to be here to support the men and women who have given so much in defense of our nation.

Red Cross volunteers participated today in Stand Down Connecticut. A project of the State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, Stand Down helps needy and homeless Veterans with access to health care, advocacy, legal issues and other barriers to reintegrating into civilian society. More than 1,200 Veterans were expected to attend this year's event.

Among the services offered are:

• Medical Screenings

• Veteran Benefit Information State and Federal

• Legal and Motor Vehicle Assistance

• Employment and Educational Assistance

The Red Cross participated with personal care supplies, warm greetings and information about our Service to Armed Forces programs to show our care and support for those who have served our country.

Jan Radke, director of military and international services for the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region, said the team was busy from the 7:00 a.m. opening. "We handed out a huge number of supplies, including disposable razors, tissues and snacks. Our team is honored to be here to support the men and women who have given so much in defense of our nation."