Salvation Army supports StandDown for Veterans
Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division
Roseville, Minn. – Veterans experiencing homelessness and other challenges are invited to Boy Scouts Base Camp at Fort Snelling Aug. 1-2 to receive support with everything from free legal services, to medical care, help finding housing – and even free haircuts.
The StandDown for Veterans event, presented by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, is modeled after the StandDown concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations.
Salvation Army mobile kitchens will serve breakfast and snacks to hundreds of people over the two-day event.
McDonald’s Twin Cities Co-Op owner/operators Louis and Courtney Henry, and Connie and Tony Williams, are donating 225 breakfast burritos for the event on Aug. 2.
Salvation Army representatives will be at the event to provide veterans with information about supportive housing programs and other services available in the Twin Cities.
“We are proud to support our veterans and thank them for their service to our country,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, Salvation Army Divisional Commander. “The Salvation Army has a long history of providing services to veterans and we are honored to be a part of this important event.”
StandDown for Veterans, sponsored by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, will be held at Fort Snelling, at 201 Bloomington Rd, St. Paul. Call 612-726-1327 or 651-330-4926 for more information.