COLORADO SPRINGS — “Any help is appreciated when you’re broke and homeless. Everything is great. These people, anything they gave you, their stuff here is just incredible. Winter gear, survival basically.”

Doug Glaza who said he has been homeless for close to four years is among the homeless veterans getting support at the Stand Down event in Colorado Springs sponsored by Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center.

Stand down is a military term from World War II when troops would get a break to rest and recover.