Durham’s Bull City Stand Down will Help Area Veterans

DURHAM, N.C. – Veterans in need will be able to access help with housing, haircuts, showers, employment and legal counseling, mental health assessments, mammograms, flu shots and substance abuse services at the annual Bull City Stand Down, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium, located at 750 Stadium Drive, Durham, N.C.

A group of local businesses, together with non-profit and government agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, are finalizing plans for the annual event focused on helping Veterans who are homeless or lack stable housing.

“The entire event is dedicated to providing services and helping Veterans and their families’ access available benefits,” said Bull City Stand Down Chairperson Darryl P. Hicklen. He adds “I would like to emphasize that we are reaching out to all Veterans, both female and male.”

Free booth space(s) are available to employers and other Veteran service agencies interested in providing on-site support to Veterans. In addition to free breakfast and lunch, entertainment, clothing, medical screenings, and legal services, the Durham Area Transit Authority will provide free bus and ACCESS services to and from the event throughout all regular routes.

The North Carolina Vietnam Memorial Wall will also be on display.

For more information about the 2012 Bull City Veterans Stand Down, please call Angelia Snipes, Co-Chair at (919) 797-0565.

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