When veterans gather this Friday, September 16th for this year’s Bull City Stand Down, they’ll get a free trip thanks to GoDurham.
“GoDurham is pleased to provide no cost travel for homeless and underserved veterans that day,” said Sean Smith, General Manager. “For years we’ve supported this grassroots event where homeless and underserved veterans are brought together to access the community resources and supplies needed to address individual issues and rebuilding their lives.”
In times of war, combat units were removed from the battlefield to a place of relative security and safety to rest and recuperate. The recovery model inspired veterans to develop the first Stand Down in 1988 with the support of Vietnam Veterans of San Diego.
The event runs from 8:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Durham County’s Memorial Stadium and National Guard Armory at 750 Stadium Drive near Duke Regional Hospital. GoDurham buses will run for veterans until 4:00 P.M.
Among the services available for veterans that day:
- Medical assessments and vaccinations
- Housing assessments and employment
- Legal service and health education
- VA services
Veterans should bring their VA issued ID, driver’s license, and form DD214 before getting on the bus. For more information or to volunteer, call 919-808-1814 or 919-695-3776. You can follow the event on Twitter at: @BCStandDown.