2013 Las Vegas Stand Down Wrap Up

 In Events, In the News, Las Vegas

The 10th Annual Veterans Stand Down in Las Vegas was a great success! This week, on March 27 & 28, 2013, a total of 128 agencies and over 500 volunteers came together for the 10th annual Veterans Stand Down to assist homeless and at-risk veterans in Las Vegas. The event facilitated long-term solutions and brought veterans much-needed resources and opportunities to help them regain independence.

The event was held Cashman Center, which proved to be a great new venue for the event! It was a memorable two days filled with success stories.

A total of 911 veterans were served!
(A significant increase from 619 veterans in 2012.)

16 homeless veterans were housed direct from the Stand Down!
86 potential future housing appointments were made!
17 veterans got hired on-the-spot at Stand Down!

Special thanks to everyone who made the event possible. Thank you all for joining U.S.VETS in “serving those who served.”

We will be posting a full event report soon!

[divider] Congratulations, Stand Down Award Recipients!

2013 Stand Down Housing Provider of the Year (for housing the most veterans from Stand Down):
Salvation Army

2013 Stand Down Employers of the Year (for hiring the most veterans at Stand Down):
707 Property Management
Goodwill of Southern Nevada

2013 Stand Down Partner of the Year (for going above and beyond in helping make Stand Down possible):
707 Property Management

Also, thank you to all who sponsored the event!

Stand Down Sponsors

Special thanks also to the Department of Labor for the generous Stand Down support grant.

Click the links to see the Stand Down featured in the news…

8 News Now

My News 3

13 Action News

Fox 5 News

…And that’s a wrap! We look forward to seeing you next year!

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