2017 Leadership Conference – Veterans Drive
Posted: Oct 06, 2017
Each year the ASSE Leadership Conference Committee hosts a charitable drive at the annual Leadership Conference in Illinois. During the welcome reception attendees will help assemble snack and clothing packages for homeless veterans attending the 2017 Chicago area Winter Stand Down.
The first Veteran Stand Down occurred in 1998 in San Diego, CA. This event brings together homeless vets in a single location to access community resources and supplies needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. It is estimated that this program reaches over 52,000 veterans each year.