KUSA - They served their country, only to end up on the street. Now, these homeless vets need our help to get through another Colorado winter.
Donations of winter clothing are being taken for homeless vets on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Pepsi Center parking lot. Items collected will be distributed at an upcoming Stand Down for homeless vets.
Stand Downs offer services to homeless veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.
Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VAs, other government agencies, and community agencies who serve the homeless.
The first Stand Down was organized in 1988 by a group of Vietnam Veterans in San Diego. Since then, Stand Downs have been used as an effective tool in reaching out to homeless veterans across the country.
Homeless Vets Winter Collection Drive
Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. until noon in the Pepsi Center parking lot. Please bring new or gently used:
Large duffle bags
Men's winter/work boots (sizes 9 - 12)
Sweatshirts, long sleeved shirts
Winter hats and gloves, winter coats
New socks, underwear, T-shirts
New thermal underwear (top & bottom)
Hand sanitizer (travel size)
Hand & foot warmers
Gift cards for Walmart, Kmart, Target, King Sooper, Albertson's, or any like store.
Financial donations of cash (collection buckets on site) or checks made out to Denver Homeless Veterans Stand Down Committee or DHVSC.
You can also mail a check to:
Homeless Veterans Stand Down
P.O. Box 25126
Denver, CO 80225
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