Honoring Our Sheros Stand Down
- November 15, 2019
- Randallstown Community Center
- 3501 Resource Drive
- Randallstown, Maryland 21133
The Baltimore County Delta Foundation (BCDF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization created to support public service and community outreach programs and services in Baltimore County. One of the signature programs of the Foundation is to assist in breaking the cycle of homelessness, unemployment, and disengagement of veterans. According to a report compiled by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, it is estimated that there are 2,062 homeless veterans in Maryland.
“Honoring our Sheroes: Commemorating the Service of the WWII Women Veterans of The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion “No Mail, Low Morale”.
The Baltimore County Delta Foundation (BCDF) is hosting its 5th Stand Down for military women who have served, are serving in the military and military wives on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133. Stand Down is a military term for “at ease” or “rest” rest’.
This historic event will honor and commemorate some 74 years later, the service of the only female African American battalion deplored overseas during WWII. These women are known as The Six Triple Eight. They were the invisible soldiers. But, No More!
All are welcomed. Registration is required. This event will also provide a continental breakfast and snacks for all attendees.
The remarkable documentary about The Six Triple Eight will be shown. The leader of the dynamic 6888th battalion of over 800 African American women was Lieutenant Colonel Charity Adams, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. PFC Delores Ruddock a living legend from The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion will be our honored guest along with two other panelists who will share their military experiences over the decades. Our esteem panelists will share their experiences as African American female veterans during WWII up to the present. They will touch on the effects the various administrations have had on services that have impacted military families over the decades. USA First Sergeant (Retired) Elizabeth Helm-Frazier, one of the producers of the documentary, “The Six Triple Eight No Mail, Low Morale’ will be the moderator of the discussion. There will be time for Q & A.
Resource exhibitors will be available to provide help to those who need to navigate the VA system, gain information on health resources, homelessness, and job readiness; resume writing, scholarship information, and personal care services. There will be a free clothes closet, Suited for Sheroes Success for women veterans who are planning to return to the workforce. They will be able to select outfits for work, personal care bags, etc. complements of the Stand Down.
The Baltimore County Delta Foundation (BCDF) is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless women veterans in Maryland. It is estimated in a report compiled by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans that there are more than 2,062 homeless veterans in Maryland. This event entitled “Honoring our Sheroes” reaches out to women in Baltimore County and surrounding metropolitan areas.
Stand Down has had the support of the Department of Veterans Affairs, veteran groups, VA Women’s Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Community Integration Services, Baltimore County Department of Planning – Homeless Services, DLLR, HUD-VASH, The Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development’s Mobile Career Center Veterans Services, Goodwill Industries, Alliance, Inc., local businesses, many community agencies, donors and volunteers to name a few.
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