Giving Our Veterans a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out!


Memorial Day 2020

 "It's better to fight for something in life than to die for nothing.”

General George Patton 

We encourage you during this difficult time in the world to remember the men and women, whom made the ultimate sacrifice.  We ask you keep their family members in your prayers. 


Director's Message About The 2020 Stand Down

Hello Friends, Supporters and Veterans,

At this present moment, the United States of

America is in a pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.

Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc is

postponing the annual stand down until 2021. We

understand that right now everyone's safety is

important us. Let us not forget the veterans, who

are still in need while we face these trying times. If

you know a veteran, who is unable to do for

themselves, take the time to lend a help hand.

Although, supplies are scarce, kindness is always

in stock. We urge to follow the CDC guidelines,

such as wash your hands, practice social

distancing and stay at home. We will get through it.

 Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc. is a 501 c (3) nonprofit veteran's organization designed to help homeless veterans through transitional programs and services. With our assistance we hope that the veterans we assist will become self-sufficient and economically viable members of the community. 


What is a Stand Down?

A stand down is a military term where war- ridden soldiers go to a place of security to receive such items such as: personal hygiene, clean uniforms and medical care. O.S.D.M. applied the same concept to return the continuum of care to displaced veterans. 

Stand Downs are typically one to three day events providing services to veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, V.A. and social security benefits counseling.  In addition, Veterans can receive referrals to a variety of other necessary services such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment. The annual stand down is  a coordinated event  between Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc., local V.A.s, other government agencies, and community agencies who serve the homeless. We are dedicated to the growth and enhancement of men and women who have served our country. To repay our debt of gratitude, we provide eligible veterans with helpful resources. 


Our Mission

Since 2009, Operation Stand Down Midsouth Inc. (O.S.D.M.) has inspired homeless and disabled veterans to become self- sufficient and economically viable members of their community. O.S.D.M. has collaborated with Veteran service organizations, Department of Veteran Affairs, community, and faith- based organizations. In 2016, OSDM expanded their efforts to help veterans across the midsouth area including Memphis, Forrest City, AR and Holly Springs, MS. 


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