WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - In addition to remembering those who died while serving our country, one of Hawaii's largest homeless service providers is remembering and reaching out to homeless veterans this Memorial Day.
The U.S. VETS visited various homeless veterans at Ala Moana Beach Park on Monday. During their visit, they offered medical referrals, held a barbeque and provided entertainment with its live band.
"We're not just out here to say we're here, we're out here to see if we can bring some veterans into the program. We have room in our program out in Barber's Point," said U.S. VETS National Programs Vice President Darryl Vincent. "We've served over 1,600 formerly homeless veterans in the last seven to eight years. And we want to make sure we let the veterans know where we're at and bring them in today if they're ready to come in."
The organization hopes to refer veterans and non-veterans to shelters where they'll be safe and receive proper medical attention.