Veterans Stand Down

 

Our friends at the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center (NMVIC) are preparing for Stand Down 2014

 

Stand Down 2014


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 (VETERANS ONLY): 9AM-3PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 (VETERANS & NON-VETERANS): 9AM-3PM


'Hands up' not a 'Hand out'
The New Mexico Veterans Integration Center (NMVIC), NM Department Workforce Solutions - VETS, NM Department Veterans' Services, and the VA Medical Center unite with federal, state, local and other non-profit organizations to assist homeless veterans during what is known as the Stand Down & Project Hand-up in Albuquerque.

Stand Down is a military term originating from times of war when exhausted combat troops were given the opportunity to return to a place of relative security to rest and recover. Stand Downs today have become common as a means to care for and advocate for homeless veterans. Every day, like the soldier in combat, the homeless veterans must continue to do battle. His enemies often include lack of shelter, unemployment, physical and emotional difficulties, legal difficulties, substance abuse and hopelessness. Battling these enemies on a daily basis creates a self-destructive cycle leading to complete withdrawal from mainstream American society. To aid homeless veterans in regaining their dignity and self-respect, our help is required - our organizations offer a 'hand up' not a 'hand out.'

REGISTRATION is now open and the completed form is due on August 31, 2014. To register, please fill out the provider registration form.

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP? Take a look at our needs list.

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This Year's Stand Down will be held at Noon Day Ministries, located at:
NOON DAY MINISTRIES
101 BROADWAY BLVD NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102


 


OTHER NM STAND DOWNS: To find other Stand Downs being held in the state of New Mexico, take a look at ourStand Down list. We'll update the list as information becomes available.     
 
CLUB CONTACTS:
Club Service Projects Chair: Victoria Black
Pre - Stand Down activities : Grant Black
Stand Down activities: Fred Pugh
 
All content from:   http://nmvic.org/standdown2014.html