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 ★

Our Current Campaigns!

Select your support level
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 — new footwear is out of their reach and some Veterans are hard to match with used footwear.

Help us meet our goal of putting 50 pairs of 'Boots on the Ground' for Veterans in need this October. Click on the old boots to donate to our campaign or mail your donation to NCSD, Attn: Boots on the Ground, P.O. Box 1012, Arcata, CA 95521.


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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
Download an 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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Save the Date for our Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction

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

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. Our annual dinner and auction is a vital fundraiser for the 2015 Stand Down in October.

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.

Music will be provided by Swing Set with Donna Landry. 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!

Ballon Bust Prize Bags