SAVANNAH, GA – October 16, 2019 – The Salvation Army, in conjunction with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and several other national, state and local agencies, is set to host the annual Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Health Fair from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 23 at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 3000 Bee Road Savannah.
The Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Health Fair is free and open to the public. The purpose of the event is to provide much-needed services and resources to local veterans, some of whom might suffer from homelessness. Offerings at this event will include hot meals, haircuts and grooming services, access to clothing and personal items, and a variety of health screenings.
The phrase “Stand Down” stems from when soldiers returned from the field to recoup during the Vietnam War. In 1988, veterans in San Diego adopted the name to establish an event to benefit homeless veterans – a now nationwide initiative.
The Stand Down for Homelessness event will continue on Thursday, October 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the same location as a job fair where veterans and the public can find opportunities in the following fields: clerical, janitorial, maintenance, hospitality, retail, construction, transportation, and management.
“Anyone can fall on hard times, but a lot of Savannah’s most in-need individuals are veterans who have suffered distressing experiences,” said Salvation Army’s Major Paul Egan. “Through these events, we aim to get these individuals back on their feet and provide them with the resources and care to do so. We are grateful to our partners for this event in supporting our city’s most deserving veterans.”
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army in Savannah provides assistance to individuals and families by offering services in adult rehabilitation, basic needs, emergency disaster services, emergency financial assistance, housing and homeless services, hunger relief, and youth services.
For more information on Stand Down for Homelessness Resource & Health Fair, please call Linda James at 912-651-7420 ext. 3025 or Ruth Keith at 912-920-2041 ext. 2100 or at email@example.com.
For more information on Stand Down for Homelessness Job Fair, please call Derek Jackson at 912-201-8393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-651-7420.
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