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Veterans Stand Down

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Begins: June 16, 2018 9:00 am
Ends: June 16, 2018 1:00 pm

CareerSource Flagler Volusia will present the Homeless and In Need Stand Down from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Salvation Army office, 1555 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Homeless and in-need veterans and their families may stop by for free haircuts and food, along with information about Veterans Administration services, medical care, employment resources, shelter, clothing, and counseling and vocational services.

Stand downs for homeless veterans are modeled after the stand down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat. At a secure base camp, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment. 

In addition to CareerSource, program sponsors are the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Volusia County Veterans Services, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida and the Salvation Army.

For more information, call Joe Roberts at 386-323-7011.

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