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
Fundraising Dinner and Auction
August 13
Blue Lake Casino
A good time for a good cause!
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 ★

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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.

Help us put 50 pairs of 'Boots on the Ground' for Veterans in need. Click on the boots to donate online or mail to NCSD, Attn: Boots on the Ground, P.O. Box 1012, Arcata, CA 95521.


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1. Eat Dinner    2. Have Fun    3. Help Veterans
Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Click the ticket to buy tickets to our annual fundraising dinner on August 13! Thank you for supporting our local veterans!

Each year at our annual Dinner and Auction we honor a particular segment of the military. Last year we honored Vietnam Era Veterans. This year we will thank the United States Coast Guard whose skill and courage have made them legendary search and rescue heroes.

August 13, 2015 at Blue Lake Casino

All dinner ticket holders will be entered to WIN a gas card for $250*
*need not be present to win

Help us provide vital services such as dental care, food, warm clothing, sleeping bags and camping supplies, information and outreach to our local veterans, all the while having a great time for a great cause.

Click the big red ticket above to buy dinner tickets securely via Paypal, or mail a check to North Coast Stand Down, P.O. Box 1012, Arcata, CA 95518-1012.

Doors open at 6 with a no-host bar. Dinner is at 7. Swing Set with Donna Landry will be returning to provide the music. Commanding Officer Captain Arthur J. Snyder will be on board to tell us a little bit about life at Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay. The 'Balloon Bust' will be back by popular demand. Don't forget to buy your balloon early this year. They sell out fast!

We're also accepting donations for our silent and live auctions. We had some wonderful donations last year. Email the Donations Coordinator if you have something you would like to donate. No donation too small!

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Out and About in July

Old Town Street Fair    July 4
Safeway - EurekaJuly 11
Pierson'sJuly 18

The Stand Down has no paid staff or office — this helps us keep our overhead really low. So we're coming to you in the month of July.

Stop by and say 'Hi!' at our new booth at the July 4 street fair in Old Town Eureka. We will also be tabling front of a couple of Eureka businesses this July.

Thanks Pierson's and Safeway!

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$2,300+ VALUE

WIN a 60-bottle wine cellar donated by Lake and Mendocino County friends of the Stand Down. Each bottle is unique and worth an average of $40. The drawing will take place August 13 at our annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction.


Tickets only $20
or 6 for $100
Order Form
which includes a full list of the wines in the collection.
***Tickets now available at Fortuna Feed and Farm Supply***