Resource fair aims to assist veterans

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By Susan O’Leary

The 15 seconds it takes to unlock a gun lock might be all that’s needed to save a life.

That’s why Angela Tucker handed out free gun locks Saturday at Stand Down, a resource fair for veterans, at the American Legion Post 260 in Portage.

Tucker, suicide prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, was on hand, along with more than 30 other agencies, to provide free information and services — including haircuts, toiletries and clothing, blood pressure and diabetes screens, and flu shots — to military veterans.

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