News and Events

9th Annual Operation Stand Down Huntsville

Friday thru Sunday October 17-19, 2014
Location: True Light Cogic Harris Family Life Center
Address: True Light Church God in Christ
6380 Pulaski Pike NW
Huntsville, Al. 35810


Christmas Stand Down Event: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Also in the planning stage:  Spring Stand down

The Stand Together Project - A Backyard BBQ

August 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Monte Sano State Park
Address: 5105 Nolen Avenue
Huntsville, Al. 35801


Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch (formerly Wachovia Bank).

Or by mail to:
Operation Stand Down Huntsville
P.O. Box 7436
Huntsville, AL 35807

Or through PayPal:


For more information about making a donation, contact Sandra Childress or send email to:


Funeral announcement:

Alphonso Holt, Jr.

Alphonso Holt, Jr. age 63, of Huntsville, AL formerly of Pittsburgh, PA died Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 in Huntsville.

Mr. Holt was born May2, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA to Alphonso Holt and Gladys McElderry Holt. Mr. Holt served his country in the U.S. Navy. A graveside service was held in his honor on January 31, 2013 at 10:15am at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL with military honors.

He is survived by one daughter, Nicole Williams, one sister Bessie Diggs, four nieces, Gail Michael, Denise Diggs, Cheryl Awkward, and Charmaine Diggs, one nephew, Nelson Diggs, and a host of great nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

Mr. Holt is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Marlene Holt and one brother, Arthur Holt.

Services were held by McConnell Funeral Home in Athens, AL.

Operation Stand Down Huntsville wishes to recognize and thank Ms. Teresa Jenkins, Funeral Director, McConnell Funeral Home in Athens for donating burial services for Mr. Holt.