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Veterans Standdown

The Veterans Administration donates food and other items to veterans i.e. clothing, personal hygiene items, shoes and coats. The men of Sigma Omega Chapter  helped by sorting, packing and distributing those items. As a group we volunteered Saturday June 11th at the General Jones Armory, 5200 s. Cottage Grove, Chicago, Il 60615.

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History of Standdown

In times of war combat units in Vietnam were removed from the battlefield to a place of relative security and safety to rest and recuperate. This safe haven model inspired Vietnam veterans Robert Van Keuren and Jon Nachison to develop the first Standdown in 1988 in San Diego. This event was a grassroots intervention where homeless veterans were brought together in a single location to access community resources and supplies needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. Since the pioneering work of Keuren and Nachison the concept of Standdown has spread across the country.

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