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 time 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 150,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. The hand up, not a hand out philosophy of Stand Down is carried out through the work of hundreds of volunteers and organizations throughout the nation.
The 2012 Homeless Veteran Stand Down in Compton is the largest and most comprehensive Stand Down in the Los Angeles area. As the premiere Stand Down for Los Angeles, the event brings our community into the solution, gives hope to veterans still living on the streets of Southern California, offers them a temporary respite, and provides information and services that can help end their nightmare on the streets. If you want to help with the 2012 Stand Down by donating or volunteering, contact StandDownHelp@gmail.com.
DATES: Sept. 22-24, 2012
LOCATION: City of Compton CareerLink, 700 N. Bullis Road, Compton
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