Vet to Vet - Bloomington, IN - Chaired by Veteran's Endorsed by the VA
Stand Down
Thursday, October 17, 2013
10 AM - 2 PM
American Legion Post 18
1800 W. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN
(Shuttle services offered to and from Shalom Center every 15 minutes and a lunch will be provided by the American Legion.) 
What is a Stand Down?
During times of war when a soldier had been on the front lines and was in need of some rest from that constant stress he would be pulled back to a safer area where he could have a good meal, get some needed medical attention, take care of some personal needs, and just rest and relax a little while.
A little History about Stand Downs. 
In the 1980's two Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison saw the need for services for homeless veterans in their area and started up the Stand Down where all services that a homeless veteran may need would be in one central location during the event which would last up to three days long.
This will be our second annual Stand Down in Bloomington, Indiana.
A partnership of
community organizations will provide a wide variety of services and resources to local homeless, unemployed, and disadvantaged veterans.  Free services on site include:  health screenings, job consultation, VA Benefit Information, opportunity to receive an Indiana ID (bring necessary documents), etc.  The first 50 veterans will receive a duffel bag with essential supplies.
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