Vet Center offers cold weather gear to at-risk veterans

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - In tonight's military report, we take a look at a program helping those in need.
The Fairbanks Vet Center is offering cold weather gear for homeless and at-risk veterans.
This is a continuation of the annual 'Stand Down' event, where the Vet Center sets up at Pioneer Park to help veterans in need prepare for winter.
So far in the month of November, the center has issued 12 sets of winter gear, and will continue to do so until the end of this week.
If you are a veteran in need, visit the Vet Center and a counselor will help in providing you with the winter gear you need.
Doug Harvey; Vet Center Volunteer>>: "In the Fairbanks area, about 1 in 10 people are veterans and approximately three percent of those veteran population is homeless or is at risk of being homeless. You know these are guys I served with in one capacity or another. I mean directly or indirectly. In the military we always pride ourselves on no one left behind. These are some of the guys we don't want to leave behind. These are the people we need to help. They've done their bit serving the country and we owe it to them to make sure that they're taken care of."