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Stand Down serves homeless, displaced veterans

10/31/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

Summit County Veterans Council and Summit County Stand Down for Homeless/Displaced Veterans Committee would both like to thank everyone that made a successful Stand Down Sept. 10, 2013, as we served 438 veterans.

Eleven sponsoring veterans organizations participated: VFW [Veterans of Foreign Wars], American Legion and Riders, AMVETS, Army Navy Garrison, DAV [Disabled American Veterans], Jewish War Veterans, Korean War Veterans, Marine Corps League, Northcoast WAVES, Women Marines Association and Vietnam Veterans of America. Also participating: Ohio Department of Veterans Services Women’s Committee, Rolling Thunder, VFW Auxiliaries, American Legion Auxiliaries, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Service Commission, METRO RTA, Goodwill Industries, Daughters of the American Revolution, Volunteering Barbers/Hair Stylists, LensCrafters, Valor Home, Chaplains, Deyarmin Foundation, the city of Akron, the county of Summit ADM [Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services] Board, Info Line, Mobile Meals Inc., Community Legal Aid, Summit County [Public Health], Department of Job and Family Services, Akron AIDS Collaborative, Gideons, Healing Touch, Coventry High School, Garfield High School Jr. Navy ROTC, The University of Akron College of Nursing, Chesty Puller Young Marines and all of our behind-the-scenes, area companies and volunteers that made the Stand Down “happen.”

George Fisher, commander, and Laura Williams Dunlop, Stand Down chairman

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