Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) is set to kick off its 30th annual outreach weekend on September 17th at 8 a.m. Stand Down Weekend will be held at OSDRI’s Veteran Service Center located at 1010 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. Services will be available from 8:00 – 4:30 both days. Dinner will be served on Saturday only beginning at 5 PM until 6:30 PM.
“Since its inception in 1993, the annual event has provided thousands of veterans with access to important services including health, dental, and substance abuse care, as well as employment, legal, and housing services. After holding a scaled back Stand Down Weekend during the pandemic last year, OSDRI expects a full roster of service providers this September. ” said Erik Wallin, Esq. Executive Director of Operation Stand Down RI.
The event will be held at OSDRI’s Veteran Service Center, located at 1010 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. Veterans may access the location via RIPTA bus Route 28 which operates out of Kennedy Plaza and stops at the corner of Hartford and Bordon Avenue. Those arriving via their own vehicle must park and take a shuttle from Johnston War Memorial Park, 1583 Hartford Avenue, Johnston.