SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -

The Stand Down event in San Luis Obispo started as a 24 hour event in 2013, this year it's doubled to a 48 hour event. It kicked off Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and wraps up Sunday afternoon at 4.

They helped provide everything from parkas and shoes to medical help.

Dana Cummings, the San Luis Obispo County Veterans Service officer, said "We're on a list as number three in the country as the county with the highest population of homeless on the streets." Cummings said a large portion of homeless people in the county are veterans.

"We want to give these men and women the opportunity to get back on track," Cummings said.

With the help of volunteers homeless veterans in need will have access to around 40 service providers helping homeless and at-risk veterans find resources like pet care, hair-cuts, showers, food, clothing, career help, and a place to sleep.

Army Spc. Andrew Baldwin said  he wants the event to provide hope. Baldwing said "Hope, because there is a lot of down and out guys and girls out there. They've done their time, they've served honorably and they're out there and they've lost hope."

The Stand Down event in San Luis Obispo started as a 24 hour event in 2013, this year it's doubled to a 48 hour event. It kicked off Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and wraps up Sunday afternoon at 4.

They helped provide everything from parkas and shoes to medical help.

Dana Cummings, the San Luis Obispo County Vetarans Service officer, said "We're on a list as number three in the country as the county with the highest population of homeless on the streets." Cummings said a large portion of homeless people in tehe county are veterans.

"We want to give these men and women the opportunity to get back on track," Cummings said.

With the help of volunteers homeless veterans in need will have access to around 40 service providers helping homeless and at-risk veternas find resouces like pet care, hair-cuts, showers, food, clothing, career help, and a place to sleep.

Army Spc. Andrew Baldwin said  he wants the event to provide hope. Baldwing said "Hope, because there is a lot of down and out guys and girls out there. They've done their time, they've served honorably and they're out there and they've lost hope."

Slideshow: Second Annual Veterans Stand Down in San Luis Obispo

POSTED: 05:59 PM PDT May 16, 2014 

The Stand Down event in San Luis Obispo started as a 24 hour event in 2013, this year it's doubled to a 48 hour event. It kicked off Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and wraps up Sunday afternoon at 4.

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