CHS Pics | Homeless vets get a helping hand on 9/11’s Seattle Stand Down

IMG_0327 IMG_03089/11 on Capitol Hill means the annual return of Seattle Stand Down to offer services, support and, yes, even fresh socks to homeless veterans.

CHS reported on the annual event hosted at Seattle Central earlier this summer. “They’re put out to pasture and they’re like ‘what do I do now?’” volunteer and Derek Mapes told us about the challenges his fellow veterans face when leaving the armed services.

Wednesday, dozens of organizations gathered to provide services and goods like backpacks and bedrolls to attendees. Some received complimentary haircuts thanks to cosmetology students, others enjoyed a lunch service.

Organizers expected to serve more than 400 people on the day. You can learn more and find out how to help at theseattlestanddown.org.

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More pictures below.

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4 thoughts on “CHS Pics | Homeless vets get a helping hand on 9/11’s Seattle Stand Down

  1. Absolutely NO HOUSING or IMMEDIATE LIVING-WAGE JOBS were offered to the homeless veterans; all the homeless veterans left the Seattle Stand down STILL HOMELESS & UNEMPLOYED.