Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

Vets teamed with Pass It Along teens


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— The 3rd annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 9:00 am at the Sparta Evangelical Free Church in Sparta, N.J. Over 80 homeless veterans will attend from either Warren, Sussex, or Hunterdon County. The event is in partnership with Hope for Veterans.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. The Stand Down provides homeless veterans with supplies and services, such as meeting with representatives from organizations that provide transitional housing for veterans, counseling, and legal and medical services. They are also given breakfast, haircuts, clean clothes, toiletries, and blood glucose/HIV/medical testing. Each veteran is paired with a Pass It Along teen for the day as they visit these different stations.

“The Stand Down is always an incredible day for us here at Pass It Along,” said Kathy Rathbone, director of programs. “These veterans have incredible stories, and through this event, we not only get to hear them but we get to provide essential services these local heroes need.”

For more information about the Stand Down, including how you can help, visit passitalong.org/standdown or contact Kathy Rathbone at Kathy@passitalong.org.

About Pass It Along

Pass It Along is a nonprofit organization serving the northern New Jersey counties of Sussex, Morris, Essex and Warren. Since its inception in 2001, Pass It Along has been committed to helping teenagers become confident, resilient and compassionate through self-discovery, volunteerism, and leadership. By participating in the Pass It Along program, teenagers gain strong sense of self, learn about the positive effects of helping others and are equipped to making better decisions. For more information and to view all of our programs we have to offer, please visit <URL destination="http://www.passitalong.org ">www.passitalong.org



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