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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

mitzvahotmonthMitzvah of the Month: June
Stand Down for Veterans

Stand Down San Diego grew out of the conviction that the overwhelming number of homeless veterans on the streets of America is unacceptable. The first event was held here in 1988, and is now replicated in cities across the country.
The weekend, held on the grounds of San Diego High School, shows these veterans that their sacrifice on behalf of our country has not been forgotten. Volunteers with Veterans Village provide shelter, meals and clothing, as well as medical assistance, legal aid, substance abuse counseling and referrals to transitional housing and job training. Last year, almost 1,000 veterans attended, and each year the number of women veterans has been increasing.
In June, we will collect:
  • Used Bath Towels
  • New Underwear for Men and Women, bottoms only
  • Larger sizes especially needed for men
  • New Athletic Socks, any color
Bring your donations to the white barrel in the front office lobby of the Temple, and the Social Action Committee will make sure they get delivered to Stand Down. For any questions, please contact Lee Loventhal at (858) 384-6847.
If you are interested in volunteering during Stand Down, please see the Veterans Village website, vvsd.net. They need help in such areas as clothing, baggage check, distribution of towels and toiletries at the showers, and more. This year’s event will be held July 21 - 23.

Links to Social Action Sites

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)     http://www.rac.org
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)     http://www.coejl.org
Association of Reform Zionists of America ARZA/WORLD UNION     http://www.arza.org
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger     http://www.mazon.org
The Hunger Site (donate free food)     http://www.thehungersite.com
Israel Religious Action Center   http://www.irac.org 
North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ)     http://www.nacoej.org
St. Vincent de Paul Village     http://www.svdpv.org
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans     http://www.nchv.org/standdown.cfm
Being Alive San Diego (HIV/AIDS Resources)     http://www.beingalive.org
Jewish Family Service of San Diego     http://www.jewishfamilyservicesd.org
Americans United for Separation of Church and State     http://www.au.org
Solar Cookers International     http://www.solarcookers.org
Nothing But Nets     http://www.nothingbutnets.net/

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