Support our veterans by donating items, participating in Stand Downs

Each fall, Volunteers of America Mid-States' Veterans Services take part in Stand Down events across our service area to help veterans access resources and remove barriers that contribute to homelessness. Services provided at these Stand Downs include connecting veterans to medical care, meals, clothing and community resources that can help rebuild their lives and work towards self-sufficiency. Additionally, some Stand Downs will host job fairs with area employers, including mock interviews and "Dress for Success" workshops.

Stand Down details:

Ashland, KY: September 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the El Hasa Shrine Center, 13450 KY-180

Lexington, KY: October 20 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 736 West Main Street

Louisville, KY: October 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 911 South Brook Street

Johnson City, TN: October 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 E Market St.

Knoxville, TN: September 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 3300 Sutherland Ave.

Huntington, WV: September 21 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Homeless Veterans Resource Center, 624 9th St.

Stay tuned for additional Stand Down event updates in September! Contact Anyah Hoang at or (502) 384-0868 Ext. 126 for more information about how you can participate in a Stand Down event in your area.