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Vets helping vets event happened today

Posted at 2:36 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 21:06:55-05

For 31 years, Anazia Andrus-Sam served her country. After retiring, she got involved with helping others just like her.

One thing she noticed was that many veterans don't know where to turn for basic services, and so that's something she wants to change with the organization she started with her friend Dale Calhoun, Lafayette Veterans Assisting Others.

"That was why I teamed up with veteran affairs here. To get helpful information. We have veterans who are homeless and that is a shame. They have given the ultimate sacrifice and they're on the streets," she says.

Today from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the group was at Northgate Mall offering a plate lunch with a side of information.

Veterans could drive through and get a meal, a packet of information, and answers to questions.

"They've made sacrifices for their country and it's time for our country to make sacrifices for our veterans. We put it all on the line to protect our country," Calhoun said.

It's not right that veterans don't get the support they need, they say.

"We just want to say thank you. They don't need any identification. We'll show them appreciation for them sacrificing. Thanking them for their service. From one veteran to another. We're just here to assist," Andrus-Sam says.