07 Nov Good360 Distributes Personal Care Kits to Veterans in Omaha
Filled with personal care items like shampoo, soap, disposable razors and toothpaste, dozens of camouflage cinch sacks were ready to be distributed as the Omaha Veteran Stand Down event began at the Civic Center Exhibition Hall in Omaha last Saturday.
Good360 partnered with The Home Depot Foundation and the National League of Cities to support the assembling of the kits, and Good360 staff members, based out of Omaha, attended the event to thank veterans for their service and distribute the kits.
The Omaha Veteran Stand Down has been held annually for more than 10 years, with this year’s event serving 168 homeless veterans. Organized by the Department of Veterans Affairs’, the Stand Down provides a one-stop resource for homeless Veterans to access VA and other community resources. The event gives Veterans a variety of resources, including a health care screening, haircuts, foot massages, assistance with benefits, free clothing and a hot meal.
“We host VA Stand Downs to provide an opportunity for veterans who are homeless to engage in VA services and to get linkage with community partners to help veterans exit homelessness,” said Linda Twomey, director of mental health specialty services at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.
Good360 is thankful for the veterans we were able to assist last week and excited to continue our partnership with The Home Depot Foundation and the National League of Cities to assemble personal care kits for homeless veterans at next week’s Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle.