Bath VA holds event for struggling vets

BATH, N.Y. (18 News) - The Bath VA Medical Center held a "Veterans Economic Hardship and Homelessness Assistance Stand Down" Thursday to help struggling vets.

The programs main goal is to give information on housing and community services.

Alfonso Spann was one of the vets at the event, who has suffered through PTSD.

"I suffered a whole lot in the real world," Spann said. "I mean I have a life today, I'm not homeless on the street. I have my own apartment, all thanks to the VA. These people really care."

The VA received military surplus around the world, and handed out food, clothing and backpacks to the vets.

Donald Benelli, Program Coordinator for the Homeless Veteran program, says the homeless population in the Southern Tier has gone down.

"Our main goal is to give no barriers to housing. It does not matter why you are in the situation, if you are homeless and contact the VA, we will find you a pathway to housing," Benelli said.

 

 

 

 


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