Mission: Allen W. Erickson founded Northwest Montana Veterans? Stand Down. Literally, ?stand down? is a military term used to define a period when combat troops were allowed to ?STAND DOWN? from the rigors of constant alert status and the hardships of battle. We seek to give back to our veterans by providing a ?helping hand up? to begin the personal process of regaining self-esteem, hope, and the ability to re-enter the society to which they gave loyally and wholeheartedly, and from which many have withdrawn.
Programs: During 2014, the organization continued to provide food, clothing, and medical equipment for several hundred needy veterans. They handed out over 3,000 boxes of food and received over 10,000 hours of volunteer service.
I have helped at 2 of the Stand Down events and my husband has helped at most or all of the ones put on in our town. This organization is all about the veterans and helping them in whatever way it can. Everyone volunteers. No one makes a profit on any of the activities from this organization. If you are looking for a way to give back and say Thank You to those that have served YOU by their service to our country's military, you couldn't choose a better organization to give your time, money or talent to than this organization.