On August 24, 2013 NVHS outreach team leads George Taylor Sr, John Grimes, and Kevin Mcgarry took 58 volunteers out to 44 sites throughout Brevard for the purpose of reaching as many homeless veterans as possible in one day. The volunteers all had our September 21, 2013 Stand Down Event flyers, food, hygiene kits, and other aid for the veterans they encountered on this one day. This was the first of these types of events for NVHS, as Search and Rescue is typically an ongoing smaller operation.
The event was a success, with over 71 homeless veterans and 51 homeless non-veterans provided basic needs. Additionally, 10 new homeless sites were discovered during the event.