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Stand Down at the Beach welcomes help for all veterans

Operation Stand Down Myrtle Beach Operation Stand Down Myrtle Beach
All Veterans Welcome on September 18 All Veterans Welcome on September 18

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Stand Down at the Beach, a day to help veterans in need, is set to take place Friday in Myrtle Beach.

Stand Down has many purposes, but the main goal is to end veteran homelessness, once and for all.

"The second is to give these veterans the benefits that they deserve and need, and the third is for those that we can't, and don't want to get off the streets, to give them the things they do need to survive on the streets,” AARP Director of Community Outreach Doris Gleason said.

The premise behind Stand Down Myrtle Beach is simply to provide services to veterans in need, that includes: dental, medical, counseling, and housing assistance, adding up to nearly 50 agencies available, that day.

There will also be food, non-perishables and even clothing vouchers.

Agencies involved expect about 100 volunteers. 

It's an event open to all veterans, but targeted to those without a place to live, or at risk of losing their homes.

This is the second year for the event, and those involved, including AARP, Horry Georgetown Tech, and Veterans Welcome home, to name a few, are hoping for continued success.

Last year, the event had about 200 vets show up and this year, organizers are expecting more.

The bottom line,  it's our time, to give back to those who serve our country.

"The give so much to us, they deserve it,” said Gleason.

If you want to donate, some items needed are:

non-perishable foods

white crew socks for men

ladies tank tops

baby wipes

travel sized personal care items

gently used clothing

and VOLUNTEERS

Contact

Dorris Gleason at, 803-873-2266, to donate or for more information.

and Kris Tourtellotte at 843-427-4568, for transportation, which is limited.

Myrtle Beach Veteran’s Stand Down will take place September 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the U.S. Army Reserve at 3392 Phillis Blvd. at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach.

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