Stand Down to help vets get Economic Stimulus Payments

Posted by on August 25, 2008

Stand Downs offer help to homeless veterans

Stand Down 2008 – Veterans Helping Veterans will take place in September 5-7 at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Avenue in Philadelphia.

Stand Downs are one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless veterans.  The three-day outreach provides services to homeless veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.

Free pickups will be made at various sites throughout the city on Friday and Saturday at 8am and 10am, including Outley House at 6901 Woodland Avenue; Ridge Avenue Shelter, 1360 Ridge Avenue; Self Inc., 907 Hamilton Street; Sunday Breakfast Association, 302 N. 13th Street; and the Vet Center at 801 Arch Street.

Delaware County pickups will be made on Friday and Saturday at 8am only at the Chester CareerLink, 701 Crosby Avenue in Chester, and Connect, 135 Long Lane in Upper Darby.

IRS staff will be available to assist eligible veterans in applying for the federal economic stimulus benefit.

For more information, call 215-923-2600 or 267-228-4099.

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