Veterans STAND DOWN

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 07, 2017 / comments

[PRpond. Hosted by El Dorado Veterans]

This Is "FIRST STAND DOWN" For Veterans of El Dorado County!!!

Date: September 30, 2017.

TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE EVENT!

CALL (530) 622-8637 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Stand Down Meaning & History

“You don’t leave anybody outside the wire. If you’ve got wounded outside the wire, you go get them, regardless of the cost.”
Stand Down Founders, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison

Stand Down was started with belief in the triumph of the human spirit over extraordinary odds. It grew out of a conviction that the overwhelming number of homeless veterans on the streets of America is unacceptable, and that the veteran community itself must respond.

Stand Down is an intervention that was conceived from the ground up specifically for veterans, by veterans.

The first Stand Down was in 1988 under the auspices of the Vietnam Veterans of San Diego (VVSD) to provide coordinated, comprehensive services to homeless veterans over a three-day period at one site. This service model was designed to bridge many of the physical and psychological barriers between service providers and recipients.

Primary emphasis was placed on the creation of a community in which homeless veterans are treated with respect and given the opportunity to relax, interact and form ties with peers and volunteers while receiving much needed specific services.

Event Page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/859892294177406/