ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Helping veterans in need is the goal this weekend.
The Southern Oregon Stand Down is now in it's 7th year.
The event has over 40 vendors that offer everything from haircuts to medical exams to a warm shower.
Officials say the Stand Down is a much needed bit of help for veterans who are homeless and in need. Rick Fruend, the event coordinator, says it is a way to help a large group of veterans all at once. "I can help one veteran at a time weekly, twice a month, whatever it is. But, this way I can help hundreds," he said. "I might not be able to solve all of their problems, but I can get them started in the right direction."
Fruend says they're expecting hundreds of vets.
It will start on Friday and run through Sunday.
Rick says that they're still looking for volunteers. You can show up at the VA grounds any day, and Rick says they will find something for you to do.