25th Annual Central Brevard Stand Down to Stand Up

01/20/2023 07:00 AM - 01/21/2023 03:00 PM ET


Cocoa Armory
308 North Fiske Boulevard
Cocoa, FL 32922


Dear Veterans & Veteran Supporters of Brevard,

The Central Brevard “Veteran Stand Down to Stand Up” (Formerly known as Stand Down) event will be held at the Cocoa Armory on 20 January (set up) and 21 January for the actual activity.   This event, with a 25-year history, was postponed due to COVID 19 in 2020/21. As many as 200 homeless and at-risk veterans usually attend the event with more than that number of volunteers providing a wide range of services from the private sector, the VA, the Medical Community, charitable organizations, etc.  The Veterans Memorial Center (VMC) is the primary organizer of the event, but partners with National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS) and dozens of others to help the program support many veterans in need.  Planning meetings begin in July 2022 at the VMC. This event will focus on homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, while matching the veterans with job options on the Space Coast.  Contact BVC Council Chairman Donn Weaver 757-871-6576 for more information.

Please sign up to volunteer: email Jill Rippon at Jillrvmc@gmail.com provide your name, email and cell number, plus state your preference if you have one on where to support this mission ie: Escort, Food Service, Supplies, Parking etc.

We need items donated also: Men/women underwear, toiletries, clothing, towels and non-perishable items.  Donna Longway is the point of contact for donated items.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: Please spread the word and the attached poster to others that may be ready to help but are new in the area or unfamiliar with our 25 Year Central Brevard Stand Down History

No one Left Behind!!

Warm Regards,

Donn Weaver
Chairman Brevard Veterans Council
VP Veterans Memorial Center
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