Date(s) - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Thursday, March 28, 2013
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
850 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Stand Down is an event that is held in cities all over the nation to provide food, clothing, services and referrals to homeless veterans. The name “Stand Down” comes from a term used in times of war. Exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative security and safety. Today, Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 67,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. Here in Las Vegas, the 2011 Homeless Census and Survey revealed 1,350 veterans were homeless on the streets of our community.
The Stand Down will bring the community into the solution, give hope to veterans still living on the streets, offer them a temporary respite, and connect them to information and services that can help them. This year marks the 10th anniversary of U.S.VETS hosting this annual event.
U.S.VETS anticipates the 2013 Stand Down to be the biggest of its kind. Studies show that the number of veteran families living on the streets, or at-risk of homelessness is increasing. The numbers of young veterans who have recently separated from the military who are in need of services are also increasing at alarming rates.
Please join U.S.VETS as we plan for this most important event. Volunteers, sponsors, donors and service providers are needed!