vote for us imageFirst Tennessee will be 150 years old this March! To celebrate their long tradition of serving our communities, the First Tennessee Foundation will be giving away $5,000 to a different Nonprofit Organization every day for 150 days.

They call it: 150 Days of Giving.

The giving starts on their birthday, March 25, 2014.

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Thanks to our outstanding support from the community, we can win this!



Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc (OSDN) is the primary nonprofit resource for veterans in Middle Tennessee providing a wide range of life changing social services. OSDN is the only Veteran Service Center in Tennessee. All services through our Veteran Service Center are provided at no cost to veterans. Some of the services include employment readiness training and the support items needed for employment including placement assistance, transitional housing, mail service, clothing and much more including the coordination of the activities of other agencies in the delivery of social services. Our clients are honorably discharged veterans. We serve all veterans, especially those who are homeless. Our ultimate goal is to give each veteran in need the tools to rejoin their community as productive, responsible citizens.

  • Employing Our Nation's Heroes
  • Veterans Helping Veterans
  • From Service to Signficance
  • Our Daily Mission: To Honor Veterans
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In 2012, OSDN served 1,898 men and women veterans. 89% of our total funding went to Direct Support of veterans and their families. Our unique partnership with over 125 organizations within Middle Tennessee, including the VA Medical Center and the VA Regional Office, allows us to provide and/or coordinate more direct, personal social services than any other agency in this area. In addition to our Veteran Service Center, we operate 12th Avenue Thrift located next door and we work with the community to coordinate an Annual Operation Stand Down Event for homeless veterans.

No veteran should feel hopeless. No veteran who wants to work should be jobless. No veteran should be homeless. Thanks to the caring support of our many veteran support organizations, social service agencies, government and community partners, OSDN has and will continue to support veterans in restoring their lives. While it is a source of pride that OSDN programs meet and exceed all funding standards, true success comes when a veteran in need moves on to a renewed life within the community. That is why OSDN exists. Will you join us?






21st Annual Operation Stand Down Event is getting underway. More details coming soon.

Donations Form and Information

If you'd like to volunteer please download our Volunteer Form. We would greatly appreciate it!



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”Operation Stand Down Nashville’s 3rd Annual Heroes Breakfast Was Huge Success!”

Guest speaker, Tony Mendez, retired CIA Operative and author of the book, “Master of Disguise,” described how he led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. The Oscar winning Best Picture ‘ARGO’ is based on Tony’s book.

The breakfast event was filled with the intrigue and suspense of the CIA.  About 500 guests walked the red carpet escorted by Navy Chiefs dressed in whites to the Mission Impossible theme song.  Tables were decorated with brightly colored fresh flowers with American Flags and movie clapboards, and each table received a confidential folder with a mission. 

Country music singer and songwriter, Ronnie McDowell sang the National Anthem and Joe Elmore, host of Tennessee Crossroads was master of ceremony. 

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