Organizations team up to help veterans

Veterans could stop by for free medical exams, free haircuts and free food at Saturday's event.

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Area organizations collaborated Saturday for an event to help local veterans.

Front Street, near the Trinity United Methodist Church, in downtown Youngstown was closed off for the Veteran Standdown.

The event was organized by Trinity United Methodist Church, with the United Methodist Community Center. Veterans could come in for free medical exams given by the Mahoning County Health Department, free haircuts provided by Raphael’s School of Beauty in Niles and free food provided by local grocery stores.

Veterans could also receive information about employment and other services.

“We do outreach in the community to support this particular segment of the veterans. As a christian, we say that we’re to love god and love our neighbor, and to serve those that may need a helping hand at times,” said Rev. Jerry Krueger, Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church.

Organizers said about 100 veterans from across Mahoning and Trumbull counties turned out for the event.


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