The Project on Family Homelessness partnered with host Seattle Central Community College to help present Seattle's first large-scale event to help U.S. military veterans experiencing homelessness: the Stand Down, Thursday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College's Mitchell Activity Center, 1718 Broadway.
Young veterans, including members of the Seattle U Veterans Committee, drove this event, which served 300 veterans. Seattle U junior and Strategic Communications major Samuel Barrett served as director.
See sample media coverage of the event and hear interviews:
September 12, 2011, The Bob Rivers Show – KJR 95.7 FM: Live interview with Stand Down Director Sam Barrett and on YouTube
September 15, 2011, KCPQ 13 TV: “Seattle Stand Down steps up to help veterans”
September 16, 2011, KUOW 94.9 FM (NPR), Patricia Murphy report: “Stand Down Event Draws Hundreds”
September 16, 2011, Seattle Times – article by Hal Bernton, color photo by Greg Gilbert: “’Stand Down’ offers homeless vets access to services, benefits, clothes”