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Stand Down event scheduled for Friday morning

LAWTON, Okla._A one-stop shopping event to help homeless veterans across southwest Oklahoma get back on their feet is happening Friday in Lawton.

"We've tried to take care of every single need. The veteran who shows up tomorrow will be able to get a haircut, a shower, a clean set of clothing, medical examination, dental exam, an eye exam, reading glasses," said Jervis Jackson, Oklahoma Continuum of Care director.

Jackson works with the homeless population across 16 counties. He, along with a number of volunteers, was busy at work setting up for Friday’s big event. Last year, more than fifty homeless vets took advantage of dozens of services. This year, they're hoping for even more veterans who have fallen on hard times, to come out and use the help in order to make a turn-a-round.

"Veterans are very prideful people. They are usually the last people who will come to an event like this to get help, but they're the people who need our help the most," said Jackson.

The stand-down event starts Friday with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. It's all happening at the Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Lawton. The services range from legal and tax assistance to haircuts and showers begins at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. and the day wraps up at 4:00 p.m.

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