Pioneers MC, volunteers every year to help with the Stand Down .
We relieve the daytime personal at the command post, acting as security giving out Blankets
and sharing our stories of sobriety, just spreading the word of AA to our homeless veterans.
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 community-based intervention program designed to help the nation's estimated 200,000 homeless veterans "combat" life on the streets.
The hand up, not a handout philosophy of Stand Down is carried out through the work of thousands of volunteers and numerous organizations throughout the nation.
The New York times covered the 2009 Stand Down in San Diego generating community awareness about the plight of homeless Veterans in our Nation and solutions provided by Veterans Village of San Diego.
Hundreds of homeless veterans are provided with a wide range of necessities including:
•Mental health assistance
•Job counseling and referral
Who organizes and delivers these services?
Thousands of caring volunteers and
professionals give their time and expertise
to address the unique needs homeless veterans.
Committees formed specifically to put on the
event stage most Stand Downs:
•Veteran service organizations
•California Department of Veterans Affairs
•National Guard and Reserve Units
•Homeless shelter programs
•Health care providers
•US Department of Veterans Affairs
•Labor staffs, and many others organize and stage the events.
What can the public do to help?
•Your contribution or volunteer time would be greatly appreciated by the local Stand Down committee.
•You can sponsor a tent by clicking on this link and completing/mailing the attached form.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans maintains an active list of scheduled Stand Downs across the nation.
• If there is not a Stand Down scheduled in a community near you, you could help organize a planning committee to
assist the homeless veterans in your area.
• Please contact us for information concerning homeless veteran providers and advocates in your area.
We would also enjoy hearing from you. Feel free to email us at email@example.com