LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Several groups came together to care for the homeless in our community on National Do Something Nice Day.

The Salvation Army on Brook Street opened its doors to hundreds for the annual Stand Down Project Homeless Connect. Those in attendance were served breakfast and lunch, then given a backpack containing clean clothes and a hygiene kit. Other services included flu shots, vision and other medical screenings.

People could also get a free Kentucky ID or driver's license, and information on employment and education opportunities.

Organizers said it’s important to let the homeless know someone cares.