Santa Barbara County is hosting its 10thth Annual Veterans Stand Down Saturday, October 15, 9 am to 1 pm at Fairpark Santa Maria.
The event aims to serve homeless and at-risk veterans and their families by providing clothing, health screenings, shelter and food.
Many resources will be provided, including transportation, alterations and repairs, crisis counseling and job search assistance.
Veterans and their families are also welcome to bring their pets, who can receive free grooming and veterinary services.
Stand Downs are joint events coordinated by government and local agencies along with local veterans affairs groups.
Since its inception in 1988 in San Diego, Stand Downs has benefited more than 200,000 veterans and their families.
This Stand Down is limited to 500 veterans, legal spouses and children under 18.
Registration is not required, although it is recommended.
To register for the event, click here.