The “Military Veteran Stand Down with a Heart” event will be Saturday, Aug. 1, at Peddler’s Village in Goshen.

Posted at 12:54 p.m.

GOSHEN — Several organizations are working together to lend a helping hand to veterans.

Military Veteran Stand Down with a Heart” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Peddler’s Village in Goshen. The event will help raise awareness about the number of homeless veterans in Elkhart County and connect them with local services and job opportunities.

The event is a collaboration between several organizations, including FreedomSystem.Org, The Military Family Research Institute, the Marine Corps League and WorkOne.

“It’s important to get the word out about homeless veterans and veterans that need jobs,” CEO Kenny Holmes said. “Veterans stood up for our country, you know, and they need all the support we can give them. Having been in combat myself, I understand the needs of coming back from combat and not understanding how to get through the processes and what there is.”

Several companies and organizations will have booths at the event to connect veterans with services such as counseling, housing and legal assistance. A number of local companies will be looking for workers, Holmes said.

The event includes live entertainment. Veterans will be given a free meal.

Source: Upcoming Goshen event will help connect veterans in need with jobs, legal services

Kenny Holmes
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My name is Kenneth Holmes (Kenny, please!). I have two degrees from Indiana University - an Associates in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors in General Studies (concentrations Political Science, English, and Electronic Media). I am medically retired from the United States Army after 12 years of serving our great and wonderful country: United States of America. I am a father, a husband, a son, a brother, and a productive member of society!

My full time job is working with veterans and making their lives more manageable. I own my own photography company, Holmes Photography, and I build websites and do other side computer related work - graphics and the whatnot!

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