LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of business and the Veterans Administration are working to help Las Vegas veterans today.
The efforts are part of an event called the Stand Down -- a program is designed to gives homeless vets a chance to get off the streets.
Veterans were invited to get food, clothing and blankets, along with information to help them find housing, jobs and healthcare.
President Obama and Veterans Affairs secretary Joel Shinseki, have established a goal of eliminating homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Las Vegas is one of 28 locations around the country where the administration is spearheading this effort.
To help veterans with all matters, the Veterans Administration has set up a new 24-hour hotline.at 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)