The seventh annual Stand Up for Veterans event in Glendale was “incredibly successful,” said Mayor Jerry Weiers, who helped launch the event in 2013.
At this year’s event, held Sept. 21 at Glendale Community College, veterans received various services, including:
• Free legal advice/assistance.
• Motor Vehicle Division services.
• Professional assistance in preparing your resume.
• Education on social services.
• Free lunch.
• Free haircuts.
Employers were on-site offering interviews … and 45 vets walked away with job offers.
More than 400 veterans and their family members attended. They were able to receive information from 60 veterans service organizations.
Rolf’s Salon hairstylists provided over 200 haircuts and styles during the course of the event. Republic Services provided 800 hamburgers and hotdogs with staff donating the time to cook for veterans and family members. Reddy Ice donated a pallet of ice while Glendale’s Swire CocaCola provided beverages.
“I am committed to helping those who have served our country and I am incredibly proud of the impact this event has,” said Weiers.
“It truly is amazing to see all we accomplish together to help and support our nation’s veterans.”