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A Stand Down Event to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk to connect with valuable resources -- from employment and training to free medical/dental evaluations -- will be held Saturday, October 28, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Salvation Army, 3030 Darbo Drive, Madison.

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.

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

8:15 VA Hospital Building 6, 2500 Overlook Terrace

8:30 Porchlight, 306 N. Brooks Street

8:45 Lake View Public Library, 2845 N. Sherman Avenue

8:45 First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue

9:00 Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street

9:15 Grace Shelter/Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street

9:15 Goodman Public Library, 2222 S. Park Street

9:15 Rethke Terrace, 715 Rethke Avenue

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 Tenant Resource Center, 1202 Williamson Street #102

9:30 Hawthorne Public Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue

9:30 Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road

9:30 MATC Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street

9:40 Community Action Coalition, 1717 N. Stoughton Road

For more information on the Stand Down, visit http://standdownmadison.org/ or visit the Stand Down Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StandDownMadison/ .

Volunteers are also needed to help with the event.  If you would like to help, contact Jamie Johnston at RSVP at 238-7901 or .

 

 

 

 

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