Serving All Veterans
Friday, March 8, 2024
USC Upstate University Readiness Center
SC National Guard Armory
301 North Campus Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm (Doors close at 1:00pm)
The SFC Charles A. Judge Jr. Memorial Stand Down will provide a day of FREE services and resources to homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness, and any veteran in need (as defined by his/her need).
Every veteran is welcome to choose from a large variety of services, resources, items and goods that best meets his or her needs. Family members are welcome.
March 3, 2023
5:00 - 10:00 pm
2644 Boiling Springs Rd Boiling Springs SC 29316
Thanks to Wings Etc. for yet another successful fundraiser!
Saturday February 4, 2023
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
255 John B. White, Sr. Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Thanks to our partners at The Beacon and everyone who came out to show support for our veterans!
5:00 - 10:00 pm
Plankowner Brewing Co.
109 Sloane Garden Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 29316
Thanks to our friends at Plankowner Brewing for an awesome fundraiser!
The SFC Charles A. Judge Memorial Stand Down is organized by over 40 steering committee members. This faithful team is comprised of a diverse array of representatives to include veterans, veteran service organizations, medical personnel, non-profit organizations, businesses, social service agencies, faith-based organizations, and community partners and friends.
Collectively, this group works for approximately one year in planning and coordination before the Stand Down.
A primary goal of the Stand Down steering committee is to gather feedback from participating veterans and families. The steering committee is very focused on meeting projected outcomes and seeking ways to improve the program.
Some data indicators at previous SFC Charles Judge Stand Down events include:
Approximately 400 community volunteers assisted before, during, and after in carrying out the many activities necessary to accomplish the mission of welcoming and serving our veterans and their families.
Approximately 45 agencies and organizations were present to provide information, resources, and referrals specific to the needs of participants.
A vast number of funding sponsors and donors of items and goods ensured a special and bountiful experience for our veteran and their families.
The purpose and mission of the Stand Down is three-fold:
1. Connect veterans to targeted resources, information, and service agencies to improve their quality of life.
2. Provide opportunities and avenues for veterans to reintegrate into the community and society.
3. Display appreciation and gratitude for their military service in an atmosphere of dignity, respect, warmth, and welcome.