Friday, October 19th, 2012

Morris County’s Department of Human Services will be one of many participants next month in Operation Stand Down Morristown, a two-day event supporting needy and homeless veterans and their families.

The event, which will be held Nov. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morristown National Guard Armory, 430 Western Ave. in Morristown, is being produced and administered by NJ Fallen Soldiers Foundation, Community Hope and the Morris County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Organizers of Operation Stand Down Morristown said the event will offer a wide variety of resources to help meet the unique needs of transitioning veterans and their families.

Overnight accommodations will be available for homeless veterans, who will also be eligible to receive meals, clothing and access to medical and mental health services, shelter and other community resources, according to event sponsors.

Among the county government agencies planning to participate are the Office of Temporary Assistance, the Veterans Services Office and Employment and Training Services.

For more information on social service and resource providers and volunteer opportunities or to become a sponsor or donors, contact the event chairman, Tom Dresdner, at 973-920-0831.