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2nd Annual San Juan County Homeless Stand Down
Event Date and Time
Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Duration: 8 hours
Location: Health and Human Performance Center

Event Details

San Juan College to host Homeless Stand Down

            San Juan College will host the Second Annual San Juan County Homeless Stand Down on Friday, October 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the gym of the Health and Human Performance Center. The mission of the Stand Down is to provide information, guidance and support services designed to help residents regain productive, self-supportive lifestyles.  

            The Stand Down will offer a wide range of support services to temporarily provide for basic needs of homeless veterans and others such as personal hygiene, a warm meal, medical attention, enrollment to local support services like VA medical, housing, job opportunity assistance for homeless veterans, families and others in need.

            Currently, VFW 2182 is seeking donations to be used and handed out at the stand down. The organization is in need of the following items:

  • Financial donations
  • Adult sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Socks
  • New, men’s underwear – sizes large to 1X
  • New, women’s underwear – sizes 7 to 10
  • Long underwear – men’s size large to 1x and women’s sized 7 to 10
  • Women’s sanitary products
  • Men’s and women’s clothing of all sizes.
  • Blankets
  • Ziploc Freezer Bags
  • Disposable Razors
  • Small (travel size) body powders
  • Hand and body lotion
  • First Aid kits
  • Boots
  • Sweatshirts and pants
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Alcohol free hand sanitizers
  • Combs and brushes
  • Small Kleenex packs
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food items

            Contributions can be made directly to the VFW #2182, which is located at 5513 Highway 64. The VFW is a 501c (3) and its EIN is 85-0153325. Your contributions may be tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. With a contribution, donors will be acknowledged as a sponsor of the San Juan County Stand Down Project. For more information about the event or about contributing, call Beverly Charley at 505-947-2645 or Jerry Smalley at 505-793-2830.   

Event Location
Health and Human Performance Center


Category: Public Events*