Longview hosts healthcare and service fair for homeless veterans

 

(KYTX) - The City of Longview hosted the 2nd annual healthcare and services fair for veterans facing homelessness.

Operation stand down is a health fair providing clothes, haircuts, food, and health physicals. 
 
UT Tyler nursing students took it as an opportunity to learn more about their career path and were on hand to provide veteran's with care.
 
Nursing instructor doctor Elaine Ballard says doing this kind of work is an important lesson for her students. 

 

"It is for service learning, we have our nursing students involved giving service to the community where they can also learn about being a nurse." 

 

Operation stand down is an event that has been held in Shreveport for the past 20 years and branched out to Longview just last year.

 


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