Stand Down Support

Who We Are and What We Do

VA Health Care Systems organize “Stand Downs” to bring VA services to homeless veterans in the community. Stand downs are typically one to three day events providing services to homeless veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA & Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.

VA staff bring medical and dental expertise to Stand Downs and Soldiers’ Angels brings meals, hygiene items and other requested items to provide support to these veterans and help encourage veteran participation.

With the assistance of our generous donors, Soldiers’ Angels is able to provide a variety of items at Stand Downs across the country:

Box Lunches: Soldiers’ Angels box lunches vary based on availability of products, but include the following:

  • A bottle of water with a cold drink mix packet 
  • A ready-to-eat tuna or chicken salad & crackers kit
  • A granola or cereal bar
  • A fruit cup or squeeze-fruit packet
  • A pack of sandwich crackers (cheese or peanut butter)
  • A miscellaneous snack, such as trail mix, raisins, fruit snacks, or a nutritious variety of cookie (such as oatmeal or Fig Newton)
  • A paper plate
  • A pre-packaged utensil kit (plastic fork, knife, spoon, napkin, salt & pepper)
  • An anti-bacterial moist wipe

Hygiene Kits: Soldiers’ Angels hygiene kits vary based on availability of products, but include the following:

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion 
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby Powder
  • Hand Sanitizer/Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Dental Floss
  • Lip Balm/Chapstick
  • Toothbrush
  • Combs

How You Can Help

You can become an Angel and volunteer with Soldiers' Angels at a facility near you! Please use the contact form on this page for more information on getting involved in this unique opportunity. Volunteers will be required to complete a formal application and complete a background check. A screening process is in place for your safety and the safety of our veterans.

If you aren't close to a facility and still want to help, consider a cash contribution or inkind donations of items such as blankets, snacks, hygiene items, socks, t-shirts and sweat pants. To ship items to support our veterans, please contact us so we may direct your contribution to the best possible site.

If you need more information, please use the contact form on this page.

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