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21st Annual "Compton Veterans Stand Down" Event Is Scheduled For September 21-23, 2024

Updated: Jun 14

The Compton Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 21st Annual three-day overnight "Compton Veterans Stand Down" event which will be taking place between September 21st through 23rd at the facility of the Compton Housing Authority located at 700 N. Bullis Road in Compton, California.


COMPTON, CA, June 12, 2024 -- The "Compton Veterans Stand Down" event is the collaborative "togetherness and camaraderie" effort which brings the Compton community into the solution.

The "Compton Veterans Stand Down" event is designed to offer a transitory relief and provide assistance to our veterans and their families in the following service areas:

  • social,

  • legal,

  • employment,

  • housing,

  • health,

  • nutrition,

  • personal hygiene and grooming services, and.

  • shoes and clothing supplies.

Being the most comprehensive "Stand Down" event in the greater Los Angeles area, the "Compton Veterans Stand Down" is coordinated and sponsored by the Compton Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with local Veterans Administration Healthcare Systems, For the Love of Our Veterans, and the City of Compton. The event's "Hand Up, not a Hand Out" philosophy is aimed to empower the veterans to overcome their adversities with the help of meaningful supportive services.

WHEN: Event Kick Off: Saturday, September 21, 2024 at 6 a.m. Opening Ceremony: Saturday, September 21, 2024 at 11 a.m. Culmination of Event: Monday, September 23, 2024 at 12 p.m.

GUEST SPEAKERS will be announced several weeks before the event.

PARTICIPATING GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES and COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

(Subject to be confirmed several weeks before the event) For the Love of Our Veterans organization, local Veterans Administration Medical Centers, Employment Development Department (EDD), American Red Cross, Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation, AMVETS, Veterans West Battle Ship IOWA, and many other governmental agencies and community organizations providing complimentary services to our veterans.

SERVICES PROVIDED DURING THE EVENT Several governmental agencies and community organizations will provide our veterans with legal services, employment and housing assistance, counseling, VA and social security benefits, all services to lead them to a stable life.

The veterans and their families will also receive shelter, haircuts, hot showers, clothing, shoes, hygiene kits and basic supplies. Local businesses and organizations will also give away a plethora of items. In addition to three daily meals, veterans will receive food donations, and fresh fruits and beverages throughout the event. Participating organizations provide health screenings, dental, vision care and massage therapy services.

Dr. Lestean M. Johnson, President of Compton Chamber of Commerce stated, "I look forward each year to the Compton Veterans Stand Down. This is our 21st year! Everyone comes together for the sole purpose of serving our veterans and their families: our Mayor and elected officials, City Manager, many governmental agencies, community organizations as well as the business community. The Compton Veterans Stand Down encompasses love, compassion, and an over-all sense of fulfillment! The camaraderie between the veterans is more than can be expressed in words!"


SUPPORT US WITH YOUR FINANCIAL DONATION THROUGH Zelle®

 

Sending your donations to the "For the Love of Our Veterans" organization in support of the Compton Stand Down program is quite simple. Zelle® is in over a thousand banking apps of banks and credit unions to make it fast, free, and easy to send money to the "For the Love of Our Veterans" organization. To find out if Zelle® is in your banking app where you already have a bank account, check the list linked here.

Please send your donation through Zelle® directly to "For the Love of Our Veterans" organization using the donation account e-mail "veteranslove1@gmail.com".

In order to obtain a receipt for your donation, please e-mail "For the Love of Our Veterans" organization at veteranslove1@gmail.com . Please include your full name, donation amount, and donation date.


About Compton Chamber of Commerce Incorporated in 1923, the mission of the Compton Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth of the Compton and surrounding areas by focusing on education, promotion and development of the business community, and those areas of the community affecting business; and to advance business development in order to improve the quality of life and encourage unity in the Region.


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