Outreach event for homeless veterans underway in Cumberland

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nonprofit group in Rhode Island is hosting its 24th annual outreach weekend to provide services to homeless veterans and veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has set up a military-style encampment at Diamond Hill State Park in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Veterans can stay there through Sunday at 1 p.m.

The nonprofit says the event provides hundreds of veterans with services such as health care, dental care, employment services, legal services, social welfare benefits, housing assistance and clothing. The Department of Motor Vehicles will be at the site Saturday to help veterans resolve issues with their licenses.

Court officials will also be there Saturday to help veterans who have been convicted of misdemeanors expunge their records, manage court costs and resolve traffic violations.

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