STAND DOWN EVENT VOLUNTEERS
Upcoming Stand Downs
Stand Downs have become the cornerstone of our outreach to homeless veterans. The term stand down is used to describe the time between deployments when soldiers clean up and reset before starting their next assignment. Besides fundraising events hosted by volunteers and community groups, VALOR organizes regular homeless outreach events called “Stand Downs” where clothes, shoes, food and supplies are distributed at no charge to Veterans in need. VALOR posts signs about the dates and locations around the area in order to let homeless Veterans know when and where they can get supplies. VALOR needs donations and volunteers to make these Stand Downs a success, including people to “do some recon” to find places homeless Veterans frequent, and to drive some pick-up routes to transport Veterans to and from the event. We encourage groups and businesses to organize donation drives so that there are enough items to give each Veteran clothing, a small kit with food, hygiene items, and shelter from the winter like coats and tents. Things We Need.
Stand downs take place every month here in NE PA and less frequently in other locations.
You can join us in Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg the 2d Sunday of every month from 10-2pm.
Easton on the 4th Saturday from 930 to 11am at Safe Harbor homeless shelter
Bethlehem on the 4th Saturday from 1130 to 1pm across from Bethany ministries
Allentown on the Fourth Saturday from 130 to 3pm across from the Allentown rescue mission.
Scranton PA and Zanesville Ohio follow an irregular schedule please check our facebook events section for dates.
We ask one humble addition. Please wear neon yellow, or what some call safety green, shirts or hats on these dates. We need to have one common thread so the Veterans know who to trust or who to ask for help. We have been using these colored shirts at Stand Downs since day one, and plan to continue. It is a color the Veterans have learned to recognize. If you give us a size list we can provide T-shirts for our cost of $4.59 each; sweatshirts are $13.00. T-shirt or Sweat shirt orders can be mailed with size list and check to: VALOR Clinic Foundation, ATTN: Amy, PO Box 315, Brodheadsville, PA 18322
If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please call 570.534-2812 or e-mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org.