This marked the 15th time the Veterans Stand Down, hosted by nonprofit U.S. VETS-Las Vegas, has been held in the valley. Organizers expected to draw about 800 veterans seeking legal help, financial assistance, access to military records, food — even haircuts and showers. The community event wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers, sponsors and in-kind donations. This year’s sponsors included MGM Resorts International, Cox Communications, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Sands Cares.
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The fundraising campaign came in direct response to the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness, unveiled at November’s Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit.