Volunteers Needed for Heart of America Stand Down Event

Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The Department of Military and Veteran Student Services (KCKCC Veterans Center) is looking for volunteers to support Kansas City’s homeless veterans during this year’s Heart of America Stand Down.

The event is from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at St. Michael’s, 3838 Chelsea Dr. in Kansas City, Mo. The group from KCKCC will depart from the Jewell Building parking lot at 7 a.m. June 7 to travel to the event.

Heart of America Stand Down brings together hundreds of community service groups and organizations from the Kansas City area to provide assistance to help rid the barriers that prevent homeless veterans from re-entering society as engaged, productive citizens, living fulfilling lives. Assistance offered includes medical, substance abuse, legal issues, taxes, housing and utility assistance, haircuts, family counseling, spiritual, mentorships, educational and employment opportunities. Almost 500 veterans and dependents participated in the event last year.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Wade Abel, director of the KCKCC Veterans Center, at military@kckcc.edu or by calling 913-288-7592 by May 31. Please provide your T-shirt size as all volunteers will be given a T-shirt for supporting the event. T-shirts can be picked up at the Veterans Center on May 31 or picked up the day of the event.

In addition, the Veterans Center will be collecting donations of personnel hygiene items such as shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo and soap. Donations can be dropped off in the Veterans Center, located in Lower Jewell on the KCKCC Main Campus.  

For additional information about the Heart of America Stand Down event please visit www.kcstanddown.org.

Category: Community

Keywords: Veterans Center

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