Posted: 10:50 p.m. MST
With our area's large veteran-based community, we have our share of veterans who are without a home or food.
That's why local organizations are teaming up to bring attention to the problem and do something about it.
The American Legion Post 19 held a dinner and dance benefit Saturday to raise money for the Crossroads Mission, a local homeless shelter.
The Crossroads Mission says, over the years, they've helped veterans get back on their feet in many ways, including through rehabilitation programs and by connecting homeless veterans with services from Veterans Affairs.
At the Yuma American Legion Post 19, members said they encourage homeless vets who need help to stop by the legion.
Locals who showed up to support the cause enjoyed a chicken dinner with musical entertainment, with all the proceeds to benefit those who have served our nation and are now in need.
Ruth Patterson works with the American Legion and says they are always there to help a veteran in need.
"We're into helping homeless veterans, trying to find them places to live, clothing, blankets--whatever. We could use always money to help all the homeless," Patterson said.