Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc.
March 11, 2010
I have an indirect link to a story about this group. I was the Patroit Guard Riders ride captain for a Vietnam Vet's funeral in Jackson TN. One of their clients was our honoree that day.
Michael had been homeless for many years. months prior to his death, he had been working with OSDN and had found employnment a home and more important, reconciled with his family.
Had it not been for Operation Stand Down NASHVILLE- Michael most likely would have spent his last days in a vacant lot tent city too weak to fend off the predatory efforts of others.
Instead, he was in a hospital and the woman who loved him at his side. His family felt like things had turned for him and he had made ammends never knowing he was going to be sick and die when he did.
Michael is not the only story of success, but the only one I have first hand knowledge of. I am proud to be PGR and that PGR has partnered with this organization on a state wide level.
I wish we could get one started here in Jackson TN and Memphis regions! I would surely take an active role!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
caring, supportive and very positive thinkers.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
build housing for our home less vets, allow them stability, and oh man what a dream it would be if 10 million was theirs! I can't even imagine the impact that kind of cash would have- such great things are done with small amounts but 10 mil? WOW
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & I served as a Ride captain for one of their clients ( I am a Patriot Guard rider).