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Veterans Administration Says 'Stand Down For The Homeless'

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 10/19/2012 12:03 am
The Veterans Administration joined forces with other community agencies Thursday to help the homeless.

It held its 'Stand Down For The Homeless' event at Lexington's Central Christian Church.

Organizers say 'stand down' is a military term that describes taking soldiers off the battlefield for rest and relaxation in an environment of relative safety.

The VA gave about 250 homeless people food, clothing, flu shots, haircuts, and other things.

It's estimated about 6,000 Kentuckians are homeless, with about 600 of them veterans.

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