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Maricopa ​Veterans StandDown Donation


Every year the Maricopa StandDown alliance brings together community-based organizations for a two-day event that offers assistance to Arizona homeless and at risk Veterans and their families.

The 2016 event will take place January 28 – 29 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Arizona State Fairgrounds from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Assisting Arizona Veterans

Approximately 1,500 Veterans are expected to attend and take advantage of the supportive services offered including:

  • VA health services
  • Mental health services
  • Clothing
  • Meals
  • Emergency shelter
  • Housing assistance
  • Court services
  • Legal aide
  • Showers
  • Hair cuts
  • ID/Driver’s licenses

2016 Maricopa StandDown Donations

The success of the Maricopa StandDown depends on the combined efforts of the Department of Arizona’s VFW, Auxiliaries, VFW Riders, and other community organizations and individuals.

Unfortunately, a full storage unit of donations meant to be handed out to females and children at the January 2016 event was robbed and cleared out.

We donated $2,000 to help them rebuild what was lost.  Join us in helping out our local Veterans!  StandDown has put together a wish list of new and gently used items, and gift cards for groceries, drug store items, gasoline, and clothing retailers.

Please contact Gabe Forsberg at (602) 237-4332 or Tammie Smith at (623) 258-5634 or go to www.arizonastanddown.org for more details on how you can give back and help Maricopa StandDown.