2014 Las Vegas Stand Down

 In Las Vegas

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Hosted by U.S.VETS – Las Vegas
Dates: March 19 & 20, 2014
Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Boulevard North, LV, NV 89101

About the Stand Down

From the 2012 U.S.VETS - Las Vegas Stand Down

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 60,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. Here in Las Vegas, the 2013 Homeless Census and Survey revealed 866 veterans were homeless on the streets of our community.

From the 2012 U.S.VETS - Las Vegas Stand Down

U.S.VETS – Las Vegas is hosting the 11th annual Veterans Stand Down, in partnership with several community agencies and sponsors. It will be held on March 19 & 20, 2014 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Hall A from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The event will bring comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans under one roof. Services will include housing, employment, medical and dental care, clothing, hot meals, benefits, resources, haircuts and showers, and much more. The goal of the Stand Down is to connect veterans to long-term solutions.

Please join U.S.VETS as we plan for this most important event. Volunteers, sponsors, donors and service providers are needed!

Past Stand Down Success

On March 27 and 28, 2013, U.S.VETS hosted the 10th annual Las Vegas Veterans Stand Down, an intensive outreach program designed to bring comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. The 2013 Veterans Stand Down served 911 homeless and at-risk veterans and more than 200 of their guests/family members. As a result, 16 homeless individual veterans moved into housing directly from the event, 86 were scheduled for future housing appointments, and 17 were employed on-the-spot. The two-day event successfully met the goal of connecting veterans to long-term outcomes. Over 200 veterans received services from the legal section within the event, which included closing of warrants by local judges, and also the scheduling of court dates to alleviate significant legal barriers for veterans. The employment section of Stand Down was the largest ever with 25 employment-related service agencies present, to include local employers. Also, more than 100 veterans used the mobile showers, nearly 200 received haircuts, and over 850 obtained clothing, non-perishable food, and other basic needs products from the free Veterans Stand Down “store” sponsored by Goodwill of Southern Nevada. These are just an example of what veterans were able to accomplish at the Stand Down.

These outcomes demonstrate immediate changes that took place for these veterans. Not only is the community brought into the solution by participating as sponsors, donors, providers, and volunteers, but the outcomes also affect the community by providing much-needed services to address a serious social issue. By providing housing, employment, legal, medical, dental, counseling, and financial services along with meeting basic needs of clothing, showers, haircuts, hygiene items, and food, the veterans who attended the Stand Down were able to obtain the resources that seek to prevent or end homelessness.

You can download the full 2013 Post-Event Report here: 2013 Las Vegas Stand Down Post-Event Report

Read about last year’s event at the National Coalition for Homeless Veteran’s website by clicking here


How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

The Veterans Stand Down is operated solely through grants, fundraising, and the work of hundreds of volunteers. As a sponsor, your business or organization’s donation to U.S.VETS – Las Vegas will be instrumental to delivering high-quality, comprehensive services to veterans at the Veterans Stand Down. Your donation will provide a variety of items needed for the event to include food, supplies, bus passes, equipment, security and cleaning services, and much more. Your support will directly serve homeless and at-risk veterans.

In addition to your organization providing much needed supplies and services to veterans, there are also benefits to becoming a sponsor. Below is the “Sponsorship Level List” which outlines the benefits:

Level 4 Sponsors – $3000
★ 16 x 20 Poster Center Stage throughout Event
★ Special acknowledgement at Closing Ceremony (March 20, 2014)
★ Logo recognition on event t-shirts
★ Name recognition in Press Releases
★ Logo recognition on event banners

Level 3 Sponsors – $2000
★ 16 x 20 Poster on Stage throughout Event
★ Logo recognition on event banners

Level 2 Sponsors – $1000
★ 16 x 10 Poster on Stage throughout Event
★ Logo recognition on event banners

Level 1 Sponsor – $500
★ Name recognition on Stage throughout Event
★ Logo recognition on event banners

For more information, please contact Amy Lepper at 702.947.4444 or alepper@usvetsinc.org

Sponsorship commitments and payments are due no later than February 28, 2014.

Become a Sponsor
Make a Donation

If you do not wish to become a sponsor at this time, you can still support the Stand Down by making a donation to U.S.VETS.

Make a Donation

Become a Volunteer

Register online to become a volunteer by clicking here. You will be contacted with more information.

Become a Service Provider

If you are interested in providing direct services to veterans at the Stand Down, please register to become a service provider by clicking here. You will be contacted with additional information.

Sign Up for a VIP Tour

If you’re interested in seeing the Stand Down in action and finding out how the Stand Down comes together, sign up for a VIP tour during the event. Event chairs will lead the tour. Lunch is included. Click here to sign up.

Stand Down Chairs & Contact Information

Chair – Shalimar T. Cabrera

Co-Chair – Krystal Cotton

Treasurer – Amy Lepper

Volunteer Coordinator – Natalie Montas

For general questions, contact lvinfo@usvetsinc.org

Stand Down Document Center

Stand Down 2014 Media Advisory

Stand Down 2014 flyer

Volunteer Registration Form

Service Provider Registration

2014 Sponsorship Letter

2013 Post-Event Report

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