Santa Barbara County’s 11th annual Veterans Stand Down event will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Santa Maria Fairpark.
Veterans Stand Down aims to provide homeless and at-risk veterans with hot food, access to services, clothing and hygiene items.
The community can donate items for Veterans Stand Down 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Santa Maria Fairpark.
Specific needs are jackets, rain gear, towels, blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, men’s and women’s tee shirts, underwear, shoes, baby diapers, small size shampoo, bar soap, and hangers. Clothing items should be new, not used.
Community members should enter the Fairpark through Gate 5, corner of Stowell Road and Depot Street. Look for the Veterans Stand Down signs at the small livestock barn.
For more information on donations, call the Stand Down helpline, 805-346-8402.