Stand Down set for Friday
The second annual Lawton-Southwest Oklahoma Veterans Stand Down will take place Friday at Centenary United Methodist Church, 704 SW D.
The Stand Down provides homeless veterans from 16 counties in Southwest Oklahoma with legal, medical, dental, VA benefits, employment, housing and other services, as well as showers, haircuts, two meals, hygiene items and clothing, drug and alcohol treatment information and more.
Sponsored by the Lawton Housing Authority, the Stand Down Committee includes representatives from state, federal and local agencies, shelters, churches, veterans' organizations, medical professionals and others.
The Stand Down starts at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast. Services begin at 8 a.m. and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.; the Stand Down closes at 4 p.m.
Tammie Shroll is organizing breakfast and lunch for the homeless vets, and she is preparing to serve 300 people at each meal. For breakfast, Shroll is serving pancakes, french toast, biscuits with country gravy, bacon, sausage links, and apples, oranges and bananas. For lunch she plans on having smoked pork, sausages, turkey, chicken and brisket, baked beans, potato salad, Italian green beans with diced tomatoes, and cake.