The 2019 Delta Veterans Stand Down isn’t taking place for another few months, but organizers are seeking volunteers to assist at the event.
Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council co-chairman Kenny Magee said while financial donations are welcomed and highly appreciated, they need food and volunteers to assist the veterans.
The event is set to take place from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Washington County Convention Center.
“We will have it set up as a one- stop, one-shop affair,” Magee said.
Some of the food they will need, Magee said, includes water, sodas, hamburgers, hot dogs and more in order to serve a meal to the veterans that day.
Magee said they also need volunteers to guide any veterans who may need assistance making their way to the more than 50 providers that will be on hand.
“We will have already set up the tables and we would like our providers to not to have to leave their table,” he said. “We need volunteers to help our providers by giving them something to eat, something to drink.”
What to expect
Veterans who do not currently have benefits will be sure to leave with more than they came in with, Magee said.
Some of the benefits veterans will be able to apply for include disability claims, housing and schooling.
“They will be able to apply for any benefit the VA offers that they qualify for,” Magee said.
Veterans interested in attending need to bring their ID and a copy of their DD214 form.
“Anyone who has been in the military knows what that is, it’s the paperwork showing when you served, what your job was and what type of discharge they received,” Magee said.
Anyone interested in volunteering can reach out to Magee at 662-820-1664 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tabbatha Magee at 662-822-3745 or email@example.com.