Columbus, IN — Thrive Alliance, Cummins, Subway, and more will host the annual “Stand Down” for south-central Indiana, on Thursday, October 1, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Fair Oaks Mall in Columbus. The purpose of the event is to honor and help the heroes in several central Indiana counties including Bartholomew, Jennings, Shelby, and Decatur Counties.
In an effort to comply with social distancing guidelines, this year’s “Stand Down” will be a drive-thru and held in the parking lot, south of the old Carson’s store at the mall.
Organizers hope to reach homeless veterans, and veterans at risk of becoming homeless, to connect them to services they need to get on the path to self-sufficiency. Proof of service or military ID is required to access the free services. Services availible that day will include emergency food and clothing, housing assistance, health screenings, personal hygiene kits, mental health screenings, meals, legal aid, haircuts, and more.