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 ★

Eureka is Proclaiming August as '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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BENEFIT RAFFLE

$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.

NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN

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***

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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?


We did it. Our community put 50 pairs of 'Boots on the Ground' for Veterans in need.

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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Annual Fundraising Dinner Sold Out!!

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

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! And for the more action-minded we are introducing Tank Races this year! Test your tank-driving abilities.

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!