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March 3, 2010

I am one of several Vietnam veterans that have attended Thursday night meetings at Operation STand Down for as long as thtey hve been an organization. We actually stearted about 20 years ago with another organization, but the folks at OSD welcomed us with open arms. We meet every Thursday night and share supper and help each other by listening and giving teh same we did in 'Nam - our lives. We are as close as we were with our battlefield companions from so long ago and are the epitomy of brothers in arms. We'd fight and die for each other the same as in our combat days; thankfully, that is no longer required! They charge us nothing, and gain only an occasional left-over brownie and the satisfaction of knowing they are helping us. We are known at VA as the Thursday night PTSD group, and though not sanctioned by them, we have helped about 50 veterans receive disabilities and get thier lives back on a livable track. We march every year with the OSDN group in the Veteran's Day parade and give back our personal services when we can. If there is a better organization serving veterans in the middle Tennessee area, I don't know of it. We appreciate their confidence and friendship and they rank first in our hearts.

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participating with them in helping our group and many, many others.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they are real people helping re3al people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach even MORE deserving veterans.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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March 3, 2010

I am a community volunteer and my time, as is everyone's, a precious commodity. When asked to work with this organization, I did not hesitate because its mission is at this time in US history and because the leaders of OSDN know how to operate a not-for-profit and how to use volunteers' time well!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its mission is very important to US and it is clear they care deeply about veterans. The organization is very well run.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, veterans themselves, knowledgeable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

put it into direct services for veterans- build housing for homeless vets.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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March 3, 2010

After working with OSD for several months, I continue to discover new depths of caring, and giving to the homeless veteran community in middle Tennessee. This is truly a passionate, caring group of individuals who work tirelessly to get these deserving men, and women back on their feet. I have done a lot of volunteer work in the past, but nowhere have I found an organization with the heart, and soul to equal Operation Stand Down.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

go national, and reach even more deserving vets. It could also benefit from more charitable dollars. The more exposure OSD gets, the more people will realize its magnanamous contributions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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