For Participating in the VVSD Stand Down Event
Captured Moments from VVSD Stand Down 2015
"I had volunteered at Stand Down before and was tucked away in the shower area. Being able to participate in the tents and see more of the veterans drove the experience home for me this year. It was really neat to see the sheer number of volunteers and as well as how even the short couple of hours we were able to give made such an impact on others"
"It was a great experience. It’s a bit disheartening to see how many veterans are in a tight situation and how much help is needed, but it was great to see so many volunteers and people willing to help. The event gave us an opportunity to get to know our veterans on a deeper and more personal level which helps us better understand their plight and more willing to help out in the future. I really enjoyed it overall, but will be sure to dress better for the weather next time around"
"I really enjoyed being able to play and spend time with the children at the event. It was a really cool opportunity to not only have fun with them, but to get to show them that we truly do care about both their parents, as well as them."
"I ran into a friend (literally) we were stationed with in Japan 12 years ago--she was volunteering as a tent leader. That doesn’t really mean anything to us as a school, but it was pretty cool."
Names of Volunteers