The members of Operation Stand Down-Huntsville want to continue what had begun in San Diego during the spring of 1988. It is estimated that more than 100,000 homeless veterans have received assistance at Stand Downs. It will give our homeless veterans some time to rest and recover from the day-to-day living on the streets, alleys, under bridges, in cars or wherever they can find shelter. We can do this by providing a secure area where they will feel safe, if only for a little while. If we can save one life, it will be worth it. If we can get one veteran off drugs, and back to work it will be worth it. Veterans will be informed of community, federal and state services.
Whether you are a church organization, a local business, or an individual citizen of our great community, we would be honored to have you join us in this noble effort.
Today, Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 260,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location for one to three days and are provided access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Today’s Stand Down affords the same opportunity to homeless veterans.
Stand Down Together Huntsville will require a great deal of support from our community. If your organization would like to participate in this worthy cause, please contact us. To volunteer or if you would like to be part of Stand Down Together Huntsville, contact us at: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (256) 660-9035
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There are many different fields in which someone can volunteer. If you have a special talent you would like to share with us, let us know. The following is a list of a few examples of opportunities we have available:
Assist during events with set up, hosting, serving, busting tables, breakdown, and entertainment.
Assist in the office on a regular basis with various tasks.