Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MDDF Works with the United Way to Support Homeless Veterans

By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
18 September 2013

The Maryland Defense Force will partner with the United Way of Central Maryland to support their Project Homeless Connect initiative on September 19, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. This initiative at the Baltimore Convention Center is also being co-sponsored by the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Human Services. The goal is to provide access to key health and human services for Baltimore’s homeless population. Food and beverages will also be provided.

A Maryland Defense Force task force under the command of Col. (MDDF) James F. Coleman will provide escorts and support personnel to help homeless veterans through the services screening process. Maryland Defense Force personnel from various units including the 10th Medical Regiment, the Chaplain Corps, Troop Command and the Judge Advocate Corps have volunteered to participate in the task force in order to provide assistance to the homeless veterans.

Col. (MDDF) Coleman commented that “This is a very important mission. We have to do everything we can to take care of those that have sacrificed so much to take care of us.” “Helping homeless veterans get back on their feet is simply the right thing to do. No one is ever left behind.”

The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) is the State’s uniformed volunteer military unit providing professional and technical assistance to the Maryland Military Department. Established in 1917, the MDDF consists of nearly 450 personnel who perform legal, engineering, finance, medical, chaplain, field support and ceremonial services for the State of Maryland. For more information: