Hundreds of veterans make their home in Yakima County. On Saturday an event that's designed to help veterans happens at the Yakima Valley Sundome.

The Stand Down Fair is open to Vets and immediate family members

It's called the Stand Down Veterans Benefits Fair and it's set for Saturday. The 22nd annual event is will be held t the Yakima Valley Sundome at State Fair Park from  9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Dave Brown Coordinator of the Yakima County Veterans Program says many veterans can gain valuable services and information at the benefits fair which is all free to vets and their immediate family members.

Lots of free services including a free hot lunch

A free lunch is served and lots of free services like VA medical/shots, dental, counseling, help with VA claims and haircuts are available. In fact Brown says more than 100 different services will be offered to veterans and family members. He says more than 13,000 veterans call Yakima home so he's hoping for a lot of people at the event.
The Stand Down Veterans Benefits Fair is set for Saturday October 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Yakima Valley Sundome at State Fair Park, 11301 Fair Avenue in Yakima.

The event is back and everything is available as opposed to last year

The event is free for veterans and immediate family members. COVID-19 didn't stop the even from happening in in 2020. Although it was much different than other years the 21st event was held in the Sundome. Lunch was a bag lunch to go but some of the services were available. On Saturday all services that have been available in past non-COVID-19 impacted events.

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