'Standup For Veterans Event' offers services and necessities to northeast Nebraska vets
NORFOLK, Neb. -- Two northeast Nebraska agencies came together to hold an event for Veterans.
The Norfolk Elks Lodge 653 and the Northeast Nebraska Community Partnership held a "Standup For Veterans Event" at the Norfolk Public Library on Tuesday.
Attendees got to learn about the different services offered to Veterans in northeast Nebraska, and vets were given free food and hygiene kits to take home.
Services at the event included companies looking to hire, mental health specialists, free haircuts, and Covid Boosters and Flu Shots.
Amber Mandl, one of the organizers of the event, told News Channel Nebraska why she believes it's important to honor Veterans with events like these.
"It's important for them to come out and see what is out in the community for them to know about and the supportive services that are able to help them in different ways," Mandl said. "They gave everything for us, so we need to give a little bit back to them. It's nice to give them these services and a little day to celebrate themselves."
This was the third "Standup For Veterans Event" held this year.
The Elks Lodge is planning on throwing an event for first responders in January.