2018 Portland Veterans Stand Down

September 7, 2018 12:00 am

The Portland Stand Down – the largest in Oregon – is designed to honor and support Veterans in our community who have fallen upon hard times. The event helps men and women who have served in the military access essential supportive services, employment, and connections to local, state, and federal support systems available to them. This community-led partnership combines local nonprofits, government officials, corporations and businesses, as well as veterans themselves. Programs, services, outreach and support of all kinds geared specifically to Veterans and their families are available. Here are just some of the offerings: Representatives are on-hand to check-in with Veterans, register them for programs and services, and give out materials. Medical, dental, and vision services Multnomah County Public Library Veterans organizations that have programs and services Haircuts from Bishops Barbershop Banfield Pet Hospital pet services Job Fair:  Local, regional and national companies will attend with jobs in hand. Veterans have the ability to interview on site. Suits, blazers, slacks, shirts, and ties are available to be fitted at the event (and at a pre-event) for Veterans to leave with, for future interviews. Food Pantry:  Non-perishable food items are available to choose from. Legal Services:  A full complement of legal services is available including attorneys and a circuit court judge. Legal personnel will review, guide, and work with Veterans one-on-one, on offenses on their record – some with the possibility of expungement. Surplus:  Military surplus and non-military are available such as such as shoes, socks, t-shirts, jackets, backpacks, boots, and more. Contact: Alex Glover alex@tprojects.org 503.280.4673

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