MACV to Hold 2014 Metro StandDown August 5 - 6

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July 31, 2014


                         Media Contact:

                         Nathaniel Saltz                 

                         Program Director, MACV     

                         (651) 224-0290 Office
                         (651) 743-281 Cell


MACV to Hold 2014 Metro StandDown August 5 - 6


The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will be holding the 22nd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown August 5 ‐ 6 at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling. Free on‐site assistance for homeless and underserved Veterans will include a VA medical clinic, hot meals, clothing, VA benefit information, hygiene kits, legal assistance (including court, federal and state tax assistance), housing and employment assistance, mental health resources, DMV, haircuts, chaplaincy, public benefits information, and more. There will be a free shuttle to and from the Fort Snelling Light Rail Station. Shuttles will also be picking up Veterans from local shelters.

The first Veterans StandDown event was held in San Diego during the summer of 1988. Since then, the popularity of the event has steadily grown. Today, StandDown events are held in nearly 100 locations nationwide each year. It is estimated that more than 100,000 homeless Veterans have received assistance at StandDown events. In 2013, the Minneapolis StandDown drew close to 900 Veterans seeking services from the 65 agencies present at the event. StandDown Court will also be held at the event. For more information visit www.mac‐


MACV representatives, service providers, and Veterans



Tuesday, August 5th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday August 6th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Welcome Ceremony will take place Aug. 5th at 11 a.m


Boy Scout Base Camp, 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minn. 55111.