So we posted that there would be an event in Midland/Odessa in June 27, 2015. We sent out hygiene care packets and gift cards to be passed out to Veterans in need at the stand down. This was the update we received right after the event.
“I truly do not know where to begin to say thank you to all of you for your support and attendance at this year’s Veteran Stand-down / Resource & Benefit Fair! Each and every one of you helped make this happen and am I so blessed to know and work with you.
The weather was a little warmer than we had hoped, but we had enough canopies to provide shaded areas. The event was truly wonderful!!
Here are some of the numbers I have received:
- People feed – 75 Veterans + vendors
- Homeless Veterans provided with HUD/VASH appointments – 5
- Veterans who adopted a rescue dog – 4
- Veteran who will start service dog training – 1
- Veterans who traveled – Corpus Christi area, Louisiana, Fort Bliss, Austin, Houston – 2 (of which asked for assistance getting into counseling in their local area)
- Hook up for Veterans Court – with the Marine who is credited with the 1st Veteran’s Court in Texas
- Volunteer hours donated to this event – hundreds!!
- The count we have for all Veterans served in numerous ways – 75!!
- People feed – 125 – 150”
The Permian Basin Military Partners Coalition is hosting a Veterans Stand-down event in Midland – for all Permian Basin Veterans and families on June 27th, 2015. We may have transportation to and from 2 locations in Midland where homeless Veterans can be picked up to attend the stand-down. There will be mobile showers, haircuts, health screenings, VA Benefits and Health representatives, lunch and many other resource booths available.
To Attend, Donate or Volunteer please contact:
Toll Free: 1-877-WAR-VETS
Ed Harris of Veterans Outreach was on hand to deliver hygiene kits to homeless veterans at this years Stand-Down in Odessa Texas, just one of the 6 stand down events Veterans Outreach plans on attending and donating to this year.
Veterans Outreach is dedicated to assisting the homeless veterans population throughout North Texas and surrounding areas.
If you know of anyone in need, that may benefit from our services or
to make a donation to help support our homeless Heroes please contact:
Veterans Outreach @ 817-691-9126 Visit us @https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veterans-Outreach or @www.vetsco.org
Stand Downs are just one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless Veterans. Stand Downs are typically one to three day events providing services to homeless Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as health care, housing, employment, and substance use treatment. Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VAs, other government agencies, and community agencies serving the homeless.
We are honored to be a part of this years Stand Downs!
Veterans Outreach will be participating in these area Stand Downs:
Supporting our veterans on:
Odessa-Saturday, September 13, 2014
Oklahoma City-Friday, October 17, 2014
Austin-Friday October, 24, 2014
Dallas-Friday, November 7, 2014
Fort Worth-Wednesday, November 19, 2014
We will be donating 1000 Hygiene Kits!
If you would like to donate or participate please email us @ email@example.com