Students lauded, encouraged to serve veterans through Stand Down
Several times a year, a team of interns and clinicians from the Florida Campus travel to provide chiropractic care at Stand Down, a day of respite and service for homeless veterans. Held both in Volusia and Brevard Counties, veterans receive a variety of health care services, nutrition, haircuts and assistance in applying for benefits and resources.
For Lance Armstrong, D.C. (Davenport '96), Stand Down events are both an opportunity to give back to veterans and the community as well as another opportunity where chiropractic care can be highlighted.
“Here’s your chance to thank a veteran, show you care and emphasize the benefits of chiropractic to a very appreciative group of people,” said Dr. Armstrong. “It’s also a way to earn credit for care outside the walls of the clinic and of extending Palmer’s reach into new areas.”
On Aug. 8, Dr. Armstrong joined Ms. Julie Clover with the Community Credit Union of Florida (CCU) on campus to address clinic students and present CCU’s donation of two portable chiropractic tables to be used for Stand Down events. In addition to the tables, CCU donated $500 in $20 gas gift cards for students to use when travelling to these events. Between the tables and the gift cards, CCU's donation totaled $1,500.
“We applaud Palmer’s students for their service to these veterans and encourage Palmer College and their students to continue their commitment to serving those in need. The Community Credit Union of Florida looks forward to our continued relationship with Palmer College.” said Ms. Clover.
Photo: Matthew Richardson, D.C., Director of Clinical Radiology (far left) accepts the generous donation from Dr. Lance Armstrong (center, black shirt) and Julie Clover (to his right), accompanied by students participating in Stand Down.