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Information fair helps local veterans

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By Emily Girsch.
The American Legion hosted an event to help retired servicemen this afternoon.

More than 20 organizations had tables set up to help veterans find jobs, housing, and fulfill other basic needs.

The event was sponsored by the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group.

The vice president of the group said the most pressing need for veterans in the area are jobs and money.

"We have a few homeless veterans we've already seen that we're helping with housing. We have veterans that need medical care and we refer them to the appropriate agencies," he said.

Veterans that showed up today were offered free clothing, bags of toiletries, and they were treated to a meal and some live music.