Disabled Veterans National Foundation to Attend Miami Stand Down Event

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The event will host over 300 homeless and low-income veterans of south Florida where they will receive intensive support.

Image of DVNF and Veterans at a Stand Down Event
“Every stand down is an opportunity to positively impact a veteran’s life, and for many, that is exactly what they need,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.)

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, announces that it will attend a homeless and low-income veterans stand down event in Miami.

The event will begin Friday, May 1st, and will conclude on Sunday the 3rd. DVNF will have 3 staff members attending the event to help set up a station to hand out items, as well as offer support to the participating veterans. Hosted by the Florida Veterans Foundation, the event expects to assist more than 300 veterans throughout the weekend.

DVNF sent a shipment of supplies to the event through its Health & Comfort program, which provides veterans shelters and stand downs with useful items such as clothing, and other assorted health and hygiene supplies. The DVNF staff who are attending will hand out these items to veterans on Friday, and make sure they have everything they need.

“Every stand down is an opportunity to positively impact a veteran’s life, and for many, that is exactly what they need,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “It’s important that pointed efforts like these take place throughout the country so that we can ensure that all homeless veterans have the way of life they fought to give the rest of us.”

Veterans attending the stand down will receive medical care, casework, legal services, haircuts, and many more services they require.

About DVNF:
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

We achieve this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

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