How are you?
The purpose of this correspondence is to make you aware that the
District of Columbia Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) will
resume the (in-person) (2022) Winterhaven/Stand Down, and the ‘Walk In
Their Footsteps New Boots/Shoes collection for homeless female and male
veterans, on Saturday, November 5, 2022, (7:30 a.m. – 3:00p.m.) at the
VAMC located at: 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422. The Winter
Haven/Stand Down will take place on the Patient parking lot, (out of
tents) on the rear outdoor parking area of the VAMC. It’s been two
(2) years, and now we are back!
The COVID-19/Delta-Variant Pandemic has had a devastating impact on our
homeless veterans, as well as those veterans transitioning from
homelessness to stable housing, and their families. Subsequently, the
need for assistance to our homeless female and male veterans, and their
families, has increased exponentially. This partnership, and your tax
deductable ‘in-kind’ donation of new Boots/Shoes, will go a long way
to assist those homeless veterans, veterans at-risk of homelessness, and
veterans transitioning from homelessness to stable housing.
New Boots/Shoes donations will be accepted beginning Monday, September
19, 2022 thru Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
Boot/Shoe sizes needed – Men: (91/2 – 15), Women: (81/2 – 12)
Please note, that we will not accept cash donations. Only ‘In-Kind’
donations will be accepted however, your ‘In-Kind’ donation of new
boots and shoes is considered a taxable donation (501C3) for which a
donation receipt can be provided, if requested.
The drop-off locations, for new boots & shoes, include the following:
1. Access Housing, Inc. (Southeast Veterans Service Center)
820/840 Chesapeake Street, SE, Washington, DC 20032t
Monday – Friday (9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.)
2 Washington DC VA Medical Center (Volunteer Services)
50 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20422
(202) 745- 8320.
Mr. Jeffery Bozeman, Assistant Chief
Please coordinate all donation drop offs with Jeffery Bozeman. Please
notify the points of contact if you have a donation that needs to be
picked up. When dropping off new boots & shoes please request a receipt
for the number of new boots/shoes donated, and you may also request a
tax exempt receipt. Thank you in advance for your support.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Walter
Elmore at: Welmore@accesshousingincdc.com
Access housing, Inc.
Southeast Veterans Service Center
820/840 Chesapeake Street, SE (Ward 8)
Washington, DC 20032
Ph: 202-561-VETS(8387)/Fax: 202-561-8383
2022 VAMC Winterhaven Flyer – PDF Version