TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Loyal Veterans Battalion hosted an event Saturday where anyone in need of anything could come get those needs fulfilled at no charge.
Homeless Awareness Day is where all the local groups that help the homeless and needy come together to form a one-stop-shop for those that need services.
These services included free haircuts from local stylists, free food courtesy of many different food banks, clothes from the Salvation Army, cell phones, and much more.
This is held to both help those in need and also spread awareness of the amount of people in this community that need the help. This event helped over 100 people get the things they were in need of.
Michael Egy is the president of this organization, and he explains why this event is needed in the Terre Haute community.
“It is a way that we can make sure the homeless are fed for a weekend. We have backpacks for them that have additional food, blankets, and hygiene items in there. Anyone that is homeless can come here.”
He also said that they welcome new member with open arms.
“We are always looking for new members who want to help out. We always are needed more people to join us to do these events so that we can improve our lives by helping the lives of others,” Egy added.
The next event for this organization is their food drive in October.