Media Release

Homeless Veteran Stand Down

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:00 AM
2:00 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The 2008 Homeless Veteran Stand Down Committee is pleased to announce the award of a $10,000.00 grant to Alachua County for this year's 2 day Stand Down event. 
The annual Stand Down will be held on Friday, December 12, 2008 and Saturday, December 13, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the C.R. Layton Army Reserve Center, 1125 NE 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601.
"Stand Down" is a term initiated in the military for the soldiers on the front lines to return to the rear for personal care and relaxation.
Service providers wanting to participate as well as individual volunteers may contact Mary Jane Deedrick at Alachua County Veteran Services Office at (352) 264-6740.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).