Stand Down: In times of war, exhausted combat units needing time to rest and recover were brought from the battlefields to a place of relative peace and safety.

★ Events ★

NCSD Board Meetings - 6 PM
3/10, 4/21, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/18, 9/8
Elks Lodge, Herrick Ave, Eureka
NCSD Coordinators Meetings - 6 PM
First Tuesdays
Elks Lodge, Herrick Ave, Eureka
2015 North Coast Stand Down
October 2-4
Humboldt County Fairgrounds

★ Resources ★

North Coast Veterans Resource Center
(707) 442-5852
Innovative community based programs and services to meet the diverse needs of veterans, their families, and their communities.
California Dept. of Veterans Affairs
(800) 952-5626
Advocate and resource for veterans and their families, providing assistance with benefits, housing, education, health care, employment, crisis intervention and more.
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system. The agency also administers a variety of benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.




★ News ★

Who Loves Their Vets?

YOU DO!!! Thank you to everyone who made our sold out Annual Fundraising Dinner on the 13th the most successful fundraiser we have EVER had.

You baked pies, ran games, donated a huge variety of awesome auction items, bought tickets, and volunteered your day, evening, or weeks of evenings to make this happen.

The generosity of the North Coast is just amazing, and because of that generosity we can now look forward to an equally record-breaking North Coast Stand Down in October.

The fun is just getting started. Don't forget to fill out our volunteer form and a volunteer coordinator will match you with the perfect spot.

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August is 'Coast Guard Month'

Coast Guard Helicopter

The city of Eureka is celebrating the U.S. Coast Guard's 225th birthday with an August full of community events in honor the "Coasties" and their family members. Eureka earned the official designation of Coast Guard City in 2000, by demonstrating the community's extraordinary support for the local Coast Guard unit.

Check out the Times-Standard article for scheduled events and more information.

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Help a Vet Gain
Some Traction

Sometimes Veterans arrive at the Stand Down with boots that have seen hard miles, are ill-fitting or worn smooth on the bottom—and some Veterans are hard to match with donated footwear.

Can we outfit our Veterans with something better for the road ahead? Help us put 50 pairs of 'Boots on the Ground' for Veterans in need.


We did it. Our community more than met the challenge of 50 pairs of 'Boots on the Ground'. We exceeded it.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.   ♡   ♡   ♡   THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.   ♡   ♡   ♡   THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

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Calling All Veterans!

The North Coast Stand Down is for you and your family. At the Stand Down, Veterans, all Veterans, come to the front of the line. Here's what your grateful community is providing for you, all at NO COST on the Stand Down's service days (Friday and Saturday):

  • excellent fresh-cooked meals
  • clothes and camping gear for Veterans in need
  • dental care
  • medical care
  • veterinary care for your pets
  • hair cuts
  • massages
  • entertainment
  • experts to help you get through the red tape to the benefits you earned with your service
  • overnight accommodations
  • transportation to and from the Stand Down

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