They say you can always learn from others. While it is a bit out of our area of operations, we think the 16 November Mini Stand Down in the Reading area is something about to which to take note. (Rumor has it there will be one at the Allentown VA Outpatient Clinic in the near future by another organization. Nothing official has come from the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center network to us.) As the cold weather approaches, such events for veterans who are homeless and perhaps living on the streets take on added significance. Kudos to Chapter G, 2nd Brigade Motorcycle Club for taking on this duty … and not just for the first time. See the flyer attached.
What’s a “Stand Down”? It’s an opportunity for our local disadvantaged Veterans to get a wellness check, new clothing, cool weather gear, toiletries and other necessities – including bed rolls, blankets and more – all free of charge to Vets.
Vets: just bring your VA ID card or your DD214…we’ll get you squared away! (Don’t have one? We can help.)
Wanna help out? Great – be at the Veteran’s Pavilion at Reading’s City Park at 9am for a great day of helping our nation’s heroes – Veterans!
For more information, Contact: Cherokee SBMC at Cherokee@SBMCphilly.com
13 November 2013