By: CBS 4 News
They served our country, now, thousands of QC veterans are hungry and homeless. But there are resources available.
That's the message behind 'Stand Down,' an annual event that provides care for veterans.
Starting today vets can stop at different booths in the QCCA Expo Center that connect them to resources, like social security and job assistance. Stand Down organizers say it's important the vets know there are people to help.
"We try to make sure that they know they can depend on us, and the agencies we send them to, to get them the help they need," said organizer Mike Malmstrom.
Registration for the stand down starts Thursday at 4:00PM and ends at 6:00PM at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. It will be open again Friday from 7:00 am to noon.
If any of the vets are homeless, they can stay overnight once registered.