Operation Stand Down Tennessee COVID-19 Statement
We care deeply for the health and safety of our community – Veterans and their families, our partners, donors, volunteers, and staff. At the directive of local, state, and federal officials, the leadership of Operation Stand Down Tennessee assessed our services and deemed the core mission as essential. The Nashville and Clarksville Welcome Centers will stay open during regular hours to meet essential needs only: financial assistance, temporary housing for homeless veterans, financial support for permanent housing, essential employment services, limited food programs, and referrals to partners. The 12th Avenue Thrift Store will be closed effective immediately. We have reduced daily staffing, reconfigured our meeting spaces to accommodate social distancing, and limited the number of clients allowed in our space at a time to 10 people. Davidson county Veteran Services Officers are working by phone, by appointment only.
All visitors are strongly encouraged to make an appointment in advance by calling Nashville at 615-248-1981, Clarksville at 931-896-2184 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are acutely aware of the harm isolation can cause to Veterans. We have launched a new group on our OSDTN Facebook page for people to reach out and connect. Other opportunities will be posted on our website and our Facebook pages www.facebook.com/osdtn and www.osdtn.org/osdtnclarksville. If anyone is in crisis, please reach out. You are not alone.
Operation Stand Down Tennessee is a good steward of its resources and is committed to supporting the team which makes our mission possible. We anticipate an increase in the demand for our services once the quarantine order is lifted and it is essential we keep our efficient, effective, and highly trained team in place. Anyone interested in supporting the brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way for our nation are encouraged to make a donation at osdtn.org/donate or mailing a check to 1125 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203.
The health and safety of our Veterans, volunteers, and staff is our number one priority. Our Welcome Centers will remain open so long as we can operate them safely, with healthy staff and in sanitized condition. We have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing climate surrounding COVID19, public health, and the recommendations from local, state, and federal agencies. We remain committed to serving Veterans in every way we can during this difficult time.