Department & Division News

Winterhaven Stand Down

Each year more than 1 million of our nation’s veterans are homeless. This is hardly the thank-you they deserve and hardly the thank-you they have earned. So, this January, the APWU plans to give a hand up to homeless and under served veterans during the Veterans’ Administration’s Winterhaven Stand Down.

The annual event offers veterans in need a variety of social services, such as legal and medical aid, employment counseling and housing assistance. Hot meals, haircuts, showers, warm clothing and other necessities will also be available. The APWU will have its own station at the Stand Down, where we plan to distribute information regarding USPS employment opportunities and backpacks filled with items to help these veterans get through their long days and cold nights. We need to be able to distribute a minimum of 250 filled back packs. We hope you will help. Filled backpacks must be received by January 15.