The South Jersey Stand Down has been held annually since September 1996. Originally a three-day event, the Stand Down was hosted at Fort Dix New Jersey. After a decision was made to hold a one-day event, it was relocated to the Army National Guard Armory in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Primary support (provisions of the structure, grounds and utilities) is provided by the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The Stand Down of South Jersey provides services to homeless veterans along with shelter, meals, clothing, and medical attention. This annual event is an entirely volunteer effort, organized within Camden County and New Jersey communities, bringing service providers together such as the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists, Local Veterans Employment representatives, various veterans service organizations, military personnel, civic leaders, and a variety of other organizations. Since 1996 this event has served as a catalyst that enables homeless veterans to re-enter mainstream society.
Details on the 2018 Stand Down will be available in the coming months. In the meantime, if you can help with a donation, please make checks payable to Stand Down of SJ and mail to Stand Down of South Jersey, POBox 2612 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Stand Down of South Jersey is a 501 (c) (3) charity. Should you have any questions, contact email@example.com