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Operation Stand Down Rhode Island is underway all weekend

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by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis


Hundreds of local veterans in need are getting help this weekend.

The 20th annual "Operation Stand Down Rhode Island", kicked of Friday morning at Diamond Hill State Park in Cumberland.

The organization helps veterans with all kinds of needs including legal, medical and job applications.

Many of the veterans are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.

"We've got every service up here that we could possibly get. Plug them all in. One stop shopping, so that we can get them off of the streets or make sure that they stay in their houses or their apartments that they are in," said Tony DeQuattro, founder of Operation Stand Down RI.

"Operation Stand Down" received a million dollar grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs, to help find permanent homes for many of the needy vets.

"Operation Stand Down Rhode Island" goes on through the entire weekend at Diamond Hill State Park, 4283 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland.

To help or donate go to www.OSDRI.org.



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