Honoring Homeless Veterans: Operation Stand Down Huntsville Will Take Homeless Vets Off The Streets For A Weekend | Huntsville, Alabama | WHNT 19 News Huntsville
“Operation Stand Down Huntsville” will honor homeless veterans through an event of the same name. The goal is to make a sometimes forgotten group of people feel honored again.
The weekend of October 21st, dozens of homeless vets will gather at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.
“There are going to be so many different groups there that will be able to help our veterans and get them in permanent housing. Help them get jobs,” said Operation Stand Down spokesman Dan Hamrick.
He says the event removes their everyday obstacles. They’ll take showers, get haircuts, receive bags of necessities and sleep in warm beds. Hamrick says they’ll feel appreciated and respected.
Operation Stand Down volunteers are looking for items to be donated prior to the event. Non-perishable food items are on the top of that list. They’re also looking for toiletries like toothbrushes, and they really need sleeping bags. Operation Stand Down also needs more volunteers, at the event and year-round.
If you want to donate items, please drop them by the office, at 4440 University Drive. It’s just behind Uhaul, near Sparkman Drive. The phone number is (256) 693-4345.