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UPDATE: San Angelo Elks, Military Veteran Peer Network, West Texas VA to host veterans stand down

The stand down is for veterans in San Angelo and the surrounding area who are experiencing housing needs and other local resources.
Credit: Sandy Rojas

TOM GREEN COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE (March 1): The Elks veteran stand down, originally scheduled for Feb. 12, will now be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at MHMR of the Concho Valley, 1501 W. Beauregard Ave.

ORIGINAL STORY: The San Angelo Elks Lodge #1880 is partnering with Military Veteran Peer Network and the West Texas VA Heathcare System to host a veterans stand down from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at MHMR of the Concho Valley, 1501 W. Beauregard Ave.

The event is partially funded with an Elks National Foundation Spotlight Grant.

The stand down is for veterans in San Angelo and surrounding areas who are experiencing need for housing services and information on other local resources. Cold weather items will be accessible to the veteran population.

There will be food, services and resources for veterans who attend.

Veterans are asked to bring a copy of their DD 214, military ID card, or VA ID card. If there are veterans who do not have any of these documents, assistance will be provided to help them acquire the documents.

"If you know of a veteran that does not have permanent housing, please let them know about this event," the event release said.

For more information, call Laura Ozona at 432-213-5796, Tammy Egger at 325-656-5486, or Richard Rodriguez at 325-812-5241.