Dan Hamrick presented on behalf of Operation Stand Down. OSD is a national organization that started in 1986 in San Diego, CA. Stand-down was named on behalf of the military phrase referencing the relaxing of the guard and rest. The event that OSD will be hosting is at Joe Davis Stadium and will be on October 21-23, 2011, and will be providing medical services, food, clothing, showers, barber shop services, contact assistance, bicycle repair, legal services, and more. The board has now decided to go from a once-a-year assistance program into a 12 months a year assistance program. Offices have been retained and are open every day from 12-4pm. Veterans are not required that any veteran have a disability for assistance to be provided. Operation Stand-Down is now located on 4440 University Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816. They can be reached at their offices at 256-715-0556, or 866-242-1790, and by fax at 256-715-0524. Their website is at http://www.operationstanddownhuntsville.org/. If you are interested in volunteering, whether you are a church organization, a local business, or an individual citizen of our great community, we would be honored to have you join us in this noble effort. Donations are accepted via Wells Fargo or their PO Box at:
Operation Stand Down Huntsville, PO BOX 7436, Huntsville, AL 35807.