Manatee County Stand Down for Military Veterans & Their Families Tomorrow

I am honored to be the emcee for an awesome event tomorrow at The Manatee County Fairgrounds- Saturday, November 2nd from 8am-Noon... It is all to help our local Military Veterans and their families, that are in need of some assistance, on various items...

Turning Points and its partners are hosting the 21st year of helping homeless veterans in Manatee County, through Stand Down.

Stand Down focuses on helping homeless and potentially homeless veterans and their families but also helps non-veterans and their families receive critical needs services.

These services include:

Hot Lunch


Distribution of Hygiene Products

Clothing Distribution


General and Mental Health Screenings (including flu shots)

Dental Screenings

Eye Exams

Florida ID/Drivers License

Veteran Services

Amnesty Court

Bicycle Raffle

The Open Door Band will be performing live all morning at the Main Stage. Jessica Cary is backing singing the National Anthem.

Turning Points is partnering with over 25 local organizations including: Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, The Salvation Army of Manatee County, Centerstone Florida, CareerSource Suncoast, MCR Health, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Department of Health (DOH), Manatee County Health Dept, JFCS of the Suncoast, Walgreens, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine LECOM, Goodwill Manasota, Veterans Services, Goodwill Manasota, Family Resources, Inc. Manatee County, HOPE Family Services, Manatee County, Florida Government, Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program, Manatee Technical College, State Attorney’s Office 12th Judicial Circuit, Whole Child Manatee and many Veterans, religious, and other organizations.

If you would like to donate helping Veterans, please contact Edwin Robinson, the Veterans Case Manager, at

THANK YOU for supporting our Veterans!