Veterans get helping hand from service providers

At an outreach event Thursday, more than 30 service providers got together to help veterans with food, clothing and even their medical needs.

Some providers even gave out haircuts and hygiene kits.

“You know, a lot of people sometimes are afraid to seek out help or don’t know where to go,” said Erin Rutherford of Catholic Charities Hawaii, “but the mass outreach efforts we did this week spread the word and helped them to come in and make them feel comfortable and welcome and ready to receive some of the help we can offer.”

“Vets, get your help,” said Calvin Nunes, a former homeless veteran. “You guys deserved this. You served, and since you served, let them serve you now.”

This is the fourth year the event has been held.

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