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ATTENTION!
ALL MILITARY VETERANS
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If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, attend the

Des Moines Homeless Veterans Stand Down

Dates for the 2019 Stand Down are September 6 through September 8.

  • Employment Assistance 
  • New & Used Clothing
  • Dentistry & Medical
  • Shelter Assistance
  • Claims Assistance
  • Entertainment
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Legal Assistance
  • School Supplies
  • Bingo / Free Raffles
  • Massages
  • Hair Cuts
  • Flu Shots
  • And More!

Meals Served

Friday

Dinner

Saturday

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Sunday

Breakfast
Lunch


Transportation available during stand down hours.
Call for pickup times & locations 515-783-9741

HVS has assisted homeless
veterans for over 20 years

Each year we assist approximately:

800

Veterans and their families

600

Homeless Civilians

Featuring services such as employment assistance, clothing, dentistry, medical, VA claims & benefits assistance, shelter, legal assistance, groceries, and haircuts. 
Meals are served all weekend. 

Co-Chairs of HVS are David Rowell and Paulette Anderson


Help Support Homeless Veterans in Des Moines

We are currently accepting donations for the 2019 event.

  • Sweat Shirts, Coats, Jeans, Shoes, Backpacks, School Supplies, Hygiene Products
  • Used clothing drive. Adult and children clothes and shoes/boots of all sizes are needed.  
  • Dog food and cat food.
  • We are looking for groups to sponsor meals at the Stand Down. There will be 6 meals served over the weekend. Breakfast and lunch for 300 – 400 people. Dinner for 500 – 600 people. The average budget is approximately $1.50 per meal.

Interested in making a cash donation?

Let us know how you can help

Our Sponsors

We would like to extend special thanks to our 2018 sponsors

We would also like to thank the organizations below for their generous support and contributions. 

Your help made our Stand Down a huge success this year.

  • Iowa Air National Guard 
  • Sisters of Humility
  • Swift
  • Trixie's Salon
  • DMARC
  • Smile Squad
  • DART
  • Drake Law School
  • Des Moines Knitting Guild
  • VA Hospital
  • IBEW Electical Union
  • Residences at 62W
  • VFW
  • American Legion
  • DAV
  • AARP
  • Consumer Credit
  • The Des Moines Bicycle Collective
  • Animal Rescue League
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Al-Anon
Address

HVS
1070 5OTH STREET, 8E
WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266  

Contacts

David Rowell
Email: David.Rowell2@VA.gov
Phone: 515.242.4666

Paulette Anderson
Email: PAnderson515@AOL.com
Phone: 619.952.3194


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