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Operation Stand Down

Operation Stand Down

Since 2009, Lake County Law Enforcement and area high schools have partnered with the Veteran's Assistance Commission to assist veterans in-need. This effort has been known as Operation Stand Down, where veterans and dependent family members were provided an opportunity to receive medical and dental assessments, legal, housing, and job placement services -- as well as other essential human services in attempt to place veterans and their families on a path of self-sustained living. At the end of each Stand Down, veterans were provided the 'gift of warmth' in the form of a new or gently used coat -- which were collected at area law enforcement agencies and their respective high schools.

Mike Peck, Director of the Lake County Veteran's Assistance Commission stated that services were being provided to 335 veterans each month in 2012. By 2015, services are being provided to approximately 100 veterans each month. "The Stand Down efforts in Lake County were so successful in helping to reduce the number of homeless and at-risk veterans,
we are now able to provide services on a more individualized, 'as needed' basis." 

The Mundelein Police Department along with Mundelein High School and Carmel Catholic High School will be collecting coats for Operation Stand Down at the following home football games:

October 9, 2015
Carmel Catholic High School
Carmel Corsairs host the Benet Academy Redwings

October 16, 2015
Mundelein High School
Mundelein Mustangs host the Libertyville Wildcats

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