Sometimes, a little help is all a veteran needs
Kenneth Doucette of Nashua receives a free flu shot on Wednesday during Harbor Homes' annual Stand Down for homeless veterans event in Nashua. (KIMBERLY HOUGHTON/Union Leader Correspondent)
Carter, along with dozens of other veterans, received some much-needed necessities, support and advice on Wednesday at the sixth annual Stand Down for homeless veterans at Harbor Homes.
"I came for socks, really, and a sweatshirt," said Carter, who was pleased to also be leaving with a large bag of food.
Steven Vielmas, 23, of Nashua, is one of those veterans. A resident of the Dalianis House, Vielmas says he will be receiving his associate's degree in about four months, at which time he will pursue a bachelor's degree in security management.
Vielmas says there are a lot of services available to veterans, but many former service members are not aware of the assistance that is out there.
Sometimes it isn't always about luck, but rather seeking out the right sources and the right people for help, according to Reed, who said about 15 agencies and non-profit groups helped donate and provide free services during Wednesday's event hosted by Harbor Homes in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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