The Kern County Veterans Stand Down event will combat homelessness in the veteran community at Stramler Park on Thursday.
The community service day will benefit all veterans, but focuses primarily on those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness, according to the California Veterans Assistance Foundation.
On Thursday, October 11, veterans and their families will receive assistance in the form of food, haircuts, clothing, linkage to housing, medical services and veterans benefits. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stramler Park, located at 3805 Chester Avenue in Bakersfield.
More than 100 service providers from the public and private sectors will be present to offer the services. Thursday also marks the event's 20th anniversary.