Join us at the distillery on Veterans Day for a night of celebration in honor of all Americans who have served our great country. Saturday November 11, 2017 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Rhode Island’s own outlaw country singer Mickey Lamantia will be singing some of your favorite outlaw country songs as well as originals. Jeff’s Wood Fired Pizza will have his famous wood-fired pizza truck parked outside serving the best pizzas and wings Rhode Island has to offer. Anyone with a military ID will…Find out more »
Join us for the 5th Annual Park View Veterans Day 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run! This annual event brings honor and recognition to our Veterans, while giving back to a worthwhile cause.Additional proceeds from the event will benefit programs for the school throughout the year. The 5k race will start and finish at the Park Avenue entrance to Roger Williams Park across from Park View Middle School. All race fees will include chip timing! Race t-shirts go…Find out more »
Rhode One is a project created by local firearm enthusiasts and companies whose mission is to raise money for local charities. Rhode One is working closely with Operation Stand Down RI to support homeless veterans in Rhode Island. BBQ Dinner to benefit OSDRI! BBQ DINNER by Johnnys BBQ! We will be serving Pulled pork, baked beans, cornbread, and coleslaw!! When: Saturday November 4 at 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Food Served: 5pm Where: Big Bear Hunting & Fishing 401 Putnam…Find out more »
Join us for our Fall Coat Drive! Any veteran in need is welcome! There will be jackets, coats, pants, jeans, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and other warm winter weather clothing available. Operation Stand Down is now accepting donations of coats/jackets, LONG sleeve shirts, jeans, sweatpants, thermal pants & other warm winter clothing. Donations can be delivered to Operation Stand Down RI located at 1010 Hartford Avenue in Johnston, RI. Donations can be made Monday- Friday during our business hours: 8:30am-4:30pm.…Find out more »
This Thanksgiving, Operation Stand Down will be handing out Thanksgiving baskets to our residents and their families across the state of Rhode Island. Operation Stand Down houses over 90 low income veterans and their families from Woonsocket to Westerly. OSDRI is now accepting donations. Donations can be made at our Johnston office located at 1010 Hartford Avenue between October 16th & November 16th Accepted Donations: Stop & Shop Gift Cards Frozen Turkeys Instant Potatoes Gravy (Can or Dry Mix)…Find out more »
As we mark the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,996 people and thrust our great nation into war. As we take a moment to remember that day and those victims, we must also take a moment to remember the Fallen Heroes who died defending our nation in combat following that fateful day.
In honor of those Fallen Heroes killed post 9/11 Operation Stand Down RI is announcing its upcoming “Boots on The Ground For Heroes Memorial” where a boot with a name placard for each individual killed in action will be placed on the ground of Roger Williams Park (near the Temple to Music) in Providence on Memorial Day Weekend of 2016. On Saturday, May 28th at 11 a.m. a formal memorial service will be held with keynote speaker retired Sergeant Major Todd Parisi.
The memorial will involve approximately 6,844 boots marking each of the lives lost in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. (See attached flyers and images).
In order to put this memorial together, OSDRI is currently seeking donations of military desert style boots. Those interested in donating boots are asked to mail them to or drop them off to any OSDRI office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has four office locations throughout the state:
1010 Hartford Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919
790 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Newport, RI 02840
54 Pierce Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Boots on the Ground Honorary Committee:
Governor Gina Raimondo
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Representative Jim Langevin
Providence Jorge Elorza
Michael Sabitoni, President of Build RI
Nick, Ron, & Pete Cardi, Cardi’s Furniture
Michael McKelvy, President of Gilbane Building Company