Stand Down For Our Veterans at McCoy PavilionUPDATED 8:34 AM HST Aug 29, 2014Video Transcript
veteran and that number continues to grow. Today Veterans Affair volunteers are working to change that with the "Stand Down" event. KITV4's Ashley Moser is live with the details. Ashley? Lara -- Today those voluneteers will be working with local organizations hoping to employ our veterans. They've set up booths here at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion. Joining me now is .. 1800 214 1306 Local VA Call Center Ladies today volunteers will be handing out packs like this/ toiletries, shampoo and toothpaste all to help our vets! About 40 booths will also be set up to help with employment, benefits and services. Jointing me now is Andy dahlberg and Patricia Matthews. You've been working with our veterans for a while -- how alarming is it to see the numbers of vets who are without a job when they come home and become homeless? We want to show outreach for people that are homeless and we want them to come and feel the support. We are including things like va services, housing, employments and benefits. We know they feel alone and they can meet with veterans. We are having a homeless summit where the governor and mayor will be here and meet and strategies about how we can do more for homeless vets. Pat: whether you are struggling with homelessness or even unemployment it doesn't matter. We can still help you. It doesn't matter is you served one year or 20 we are still here for you! Families are in invited Sometimes the veterans are not the first to admit anything so families are the ones that come forward and they ask for help. Please call the local vets call center for help! The Stand Down for our Veterans event happening today from 9am to noon right here at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion. There will be a summit meeting to follow. Organizers again say all veterans along with their families are welcome to join in. Reporting live -- Ashley Moser -- KITV 4 News. Back to you!