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A Stand Down to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk will be held Saturday, October 27, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Salvation Army, 3030 Darbo Drive, Madison.  The free event will provide valuable resources -- from employment and training opportunities to free medical and dental evaluations and haircuts -- to Veterans.  Last year's event served 175 Veterans and their families.

All Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are invited to attend a day designed to provide relief, resources and comradery.  Brunch will be served all day.  Resources include haircuts, clothing and hygiene items, mental health services, VA benefit eligibility information and more.  RSVP will provide hats, mittens and quilts made by volunteers in our sewing and knitting groups to help keep our Veterans warm this winter.

Volunteer drivers from RSVP and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will provide transportation to and from the event.  The route schedule is as follows:

8:15 VA Hospital, 2500 Overlook Terrace
8:30 West VA Clinic, 1 Science Court
8:30 MOM's, 3502 Parmenter Street, Middleton
8:30 and 8:45 Portchlight, 306 N. Brooks Street
8:45 First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue
9:00 Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street
9:15 Goodman Public Library, 2222 S. Park Street
9:15 Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
9:15 Rethke Terrace, 204 Cottage Grove Road
9:15 Port St. Vincent de Paul, 221 S. Baldwin Street
9:20 Luke House, 310 S. Ingersoll Street
9:20 Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street
9:30 Pinney Library, 715 Rethke Avenue
9:30 Hawthorne Public Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
9:40 Community Action Coalition, 1717 N. Stoughton Road

For more information on the Stand Down, visit http://standdownmadison.org/ . Volunteers are also needed to help with the event.  If you would like to help, contact Joe Miller at RSVP at 238-7901 or .





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