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Veterans, homeless get haircuts, dental work, other help at San Bernardino event

Homeless and veterans received free medical and other services at a resource fair on Wednesday October 13th in San Bernardino.

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A veteran and homeless event at Perris Hill Park offered medical and dental services, as well as haircuts, showers, bus coupons, and COVID-19 vaccinations. The fair also provided information on employment and education opportunities. The event was hosted by the Reaching New Heights Foundation, Inc., which helps veterans with housing, education and health services in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

The event was sponsored by the San Bernardino County Veterans Service, VA Loma Linda Veterans Health System, The Salvation Army, United Way, Goodwill and Inland Empire Health Plan.

It was the first time the event was open to homeless people without veterans, the retired sergeant said. Major Greg Cocker, founder of the foundation. Help with Housing and legal issues were among the most requested services, Cocker said.

“It usually takes this community three to six months to get housing services, but we deliver these services to them right where they are,” Cocker said. “We are reaching out, not giving.”

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