Home / City of Compton  / Compton 13th annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down, slated

Compton 13th annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down, slated

Veterans will be provided three days of shelter and critical services to help them regain a path to stability COMPTON — The 13th annual Compton Homeless Veteran Stand Down, a charitable event that serves the needs

Veterans will be provided three days of shelter and critical services to help them regain a path to stability

COMPTON — The 13th annual Compton Homeless Veteran Stand Down, a charitable event that serves the needs of homeless veterans, occurs Sept. 17-19, at 600 N. Alameda St., Compton. The event opens each day at 6 a.m.

For the Love of Our Veterans, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to alleviating homelessness among veterans, joins with the Compton Chamber of Commerce and several local business enterprises to host the event.

The continuing goal is to assist veterans who have lost their way, regain a path to stability. This year’s Stand Down, as in previous years, will provide a secure place of rest and relaxation, while offering a variety of services for veterans.

Veterans can look forward to provisions over the course of three days such as shelter, three hot meals daily, showers, haircuts, brand new clothing, health screenings, including eye exams, VA and social security benefits, legal assistance, and counseling. Veterans will also receive referrals to other assistance for housing solutions, employment, treatment for substance abuse, and mental health counseling.

“This is a time for veterans to reconnect with their fellow associates and enjoy nights away from the hardships they encounter on a daily basis,” said Charlie Lonon, president, For the Love of Our Veterans.

For more information on the event or where to send donations or how to become a volunteer, contact: Charlie Lonon at (562) 400-1485, or charlie.lonon@gmail.com

 

 

Compton Herald is a digital news publication providing clear, fair and current news, information and commentary about Compton and the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California, and the world.

NO COMMENTS

Join the conversation!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.