Elks help vets stand down
Oct 10, 2014 07:46AM ● Published by Community News Service
Members of the Bordentown Elks Lodge # 2085 Veterans Committee volunteered at the Stand Down of South Jersey event at the Cherry Hill Armory on Friday, Sept. 26. At the event homeless veterans were provided with services including meals, clothing, and medical attention.
This annual event is a volunteer effort organized within Camden County and New Jersey communities which brings service providers together such as the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists, Local Veterans Employment representatives, various veterans service organizations, military personnel, civic leaders, and a variety of other organizations.
Since 1996 Stand Down of South Jersey has served as a catalyst that enables homeless veterans to reenter mainstream society.