Want to Help Next Monday and Tuesday at the Camp Algonquin Veterans Stand Down?

Tonight is the night for those who want to volunteer for NASA Education’s spring Veterans Stand Down.

If you would like to help, the details of the meeting and what you could do follow:

Volunteer Orientation Meeting Tuesday, March 25th,
for Stand Down for Veterans

National Association of Systems Administrators Education Corporation (NASA Education) will host an orientation meeting for volunteers and service providers for the Stand Down for Veterans at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25th, at its headquarters, 3305 South IL Rte. 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60012. The number to call for information is 866-338-4968 (866-EDU-4YOU).

At the orientation meeting, tasks will be explained and time slots assigned. Volunteers are needed

  • to help set up the site on the afternoon of Sunday, March 30th;
  • work the Stand Down itself on March 31st and April 1st, and
  • clean up the site on the afternoon of April 1st.

The Stand Down for Veterans will take place from 9:00 a.m. on March 31st to 3:00 p.m. April 1st at YMCA Camp Algonquin, 1889 Cary Road, Algonquin, IL 60102.

Veterans who are newly discharged, displaced, homeless, unemployed or otherwise in transition will receive

a variety of services including medical screenings, employment services, referrals for housing assistance and food vouchers, information about benefits to which they may be entitled, assistance applying for VA medical benefits, information about community programs for homeless and low-income individuals, referrals for dental and eye care, overnight shelter March 31st, all meals during the event, free haircuts, chair massages, and the distribution of clothes, coats, new underwear, and toiletry items.

NASA Education will accept applications for Project Fresh Start, its vocational rehabilitation and community reintegration program for U.S. veterans who are displaced, disabled, homeless or otherwise in transition.

The organization will also accept applications for its recently purchased transitional housing facility.

NASA Education is a Crystal Lake-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive vocational rehabilitation and community reintegration services for U.S. veterans who are displaced, disabled, homeless or otherwise in transition.

Donations are needed for the Stand Down in the form of cash, new and like-new clothes for men and women, baked goods or other desserts, toiletries, fast food gift certificates in small denominations,

Please phone NASA Education at 866-338-4968 toll-free for more information about the Stand Down, transportation pick-up points, volunteering and making donations. Or you may send an email to Amy Johnson at Amy_Johnson@nasaeducation.org. The NASA Education website is www.nasaeducation.org.

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