Event to help homeless veterans in Colorado Springs going strong after 22 years [Video]


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — James Griffith is helping veterans every day, but he welcomed hundreds of them on Tuesday with a simple goal: connect them with services to get a helping hand.

Tuesday marked the 22nd Annual El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition Stand Down event.

Griffith, who is also a veteran and helped organize the event, said, “There’s just a bond of comradeship that you form with military folks that you don’t forget when you get out. So it’s kind of paying it back, paying it forward.”

He said homeless veterans will receive personal care items along with many different services that will help keep them off the streets as winter approaches.

"We have a variety of social service organizations like Rocky Mountain Human Services, Greccio Housing, Pikes Peak Employment Center, Mt. Carmel Veterans Center,” Griffith said.

We were able to speak with a few of the veterans …