Operation Stand Down Huntsville - No Veterans Left Behind

Operation Stand Down Huntsville Main Office:
256-693-4345

The Sixth Annual
Operation Stand Down Huntsville
Time: Friday, October 19 at 7:00 AM thru Sunday, October 21 at 12:00 PM
Location: Jaycees Building on Airport Rd. and Leeman Ferry Rd. Huntsville, Alabama

Our MISSION
To actively reach out to the homeless veterans in our community year-round; providing them a safe and welcoming environment. We specialize in a one-weekend-a-year event, where veterans receive meals, showers, clothing and personal hygiene items; medical and dental attention; spiritual advice; and learn about other life-improving services and opportunities that may be available through Federal, State, and Local agencies.

Services Provided:

*Free medical examinations
*Registration for VA benefits
*Social Security info and claims
*Free legal advice
*Free meals
*Free boots/shoes and clothing
*Free haircuts and grooming


In times of war, exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battle fields to a place of relative security and safety. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.


Volunteer:

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.

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 where ever 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.

Operation Stand Down will require a great deal of support from our community. If your organization would like to participate in this worthy cause, please contact us. We need volunteers, men’s clothing, food, and money assistance (tax deductible).



Also, if you would like to be part of the Operation Stand Down Team contact us. Email Sandra Childress at bsjennings@bellsouth.net, Darrell Delaine at dldelaine@knology.net, or Jason Feemster at j.feemster@mchsi.com.


Operation Stand Down Huntsville is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) compliant organization.

Donations can be made to either:

Wells Fargo
c/o Operation Stand Down
Huntsville, AL
Operation Stand Down Huntsville Inc.
P.O. BOX 7436
Huntsville, AL 35807
We are located at: 4440 University Drive, Suite E-003, Huntsville, AL.
 
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