WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disabled Veterans National Foundation delivered approximately $157,000 worth of supplies to support the recent Stand Down event held in Newark, New Jersey. DVNF’s contribution was delivered to the New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs which helped organize the Stand Down event that helped hundreds of the areas homeless veterans.
This DVNF delivery included items such as blankets, water, hygiene products, clothing, hats and even cough drops. The Stand Down helps New Jersey homeless Veterans deal with life on the streets by providing a broad range of necessities such as food, clothing, medical support, job counseling - and fellow companionship. Go to New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs for more on assistance provided to area veterans.
“We at DVNF recognize these Stand Down events held around the country over the summer and fall provide an excellent forum and venue to help our homeless veterans in so many ways on one big day,” said Precilla Wilkewitz, President of DVNF. “Thanks to our supporters, DVNF has delivered supplies and daily necessities valued at many hundreds of thousands of dollars to many Stand Downs this year. This help lasts more than the one day of a Stand Down for veterans who are struggling to survive on the streets.”
The country’s first Stand Down was started by Veterans Village of San Diego in 1988 and was aimed at helping homeless veterans in that region - many of whom served in the Vietnam War. It is estimated that today there are hundreds of organized Stand Down events around the country helping close to 50,000 homeless and at-risk veterans according to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans.
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