Standown is a term used during war to describe the practice of removing combat troops from the field and taking care of their basic needs in a safe area.

We don't leave our wounded behind...

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EBSD 2020 has been cancelled.

The EBSD Executive Board met April 14, 2020 to discuss the viability of holding the event in August; due to the ongoing risk of transmission of the coronavirus, no current wide-scale testing available and the enforcement of social distancing, we have decided in the best interests of our participants and volunteers to cancel the event in August.

In the interim, the Diablo Valley Veterans Foundation (DVVF), fiduciary agent for the EBSD, has and will be granting cash donations to 501(c)(3), non-profits organizations that support Veterans (for limited sums). These grants will be from monies allocated to EBSD. If you know of any organizations that may need assistance during this pandemic, please let us know. If you know of any organizations/persons that would like to donate funds to this effort please encourage them to do so.

Donations can either be via a check, made out to the DVVF-EBSD and mailed to:

PO Box 2133
Danville, CA 94526
or you can simply click on DVVF-EBSD's "Donate" button

***As of 7/17/2020 the DVVF has vetted and granted support to 5 entities that assist Veterans amounting to $25,500. In addition, more than 250 mostly-new jackets that were collected by the San Ramon Valley Rotary Club for EBSD 2020, were delivered and distributed to Veterans and homeless in San Francisco.

Thank you, Mary Diller and the Emergency Department Services, Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro. Mary works in the Emergency Department Services and is the co-coordinator for the Triage group for the EBSD. She and her cohorts have been working and caring for the COVID-19 patients. "The saddest thing is to see the patients die alone without the comfort of their family members. We try our best but it's so sad", says Mary.
Lunch and desserts were provided by some concerned EBSD staff members.
Thank you Mary Diller and the staff at Kaiser, San Leandro. Thank you also to all the care providers and first-responders during this pandemic.
East Bay Stand Down Executive Board
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A community is often judged by how well it takes care of its own. Serving those who have served our Nation is the primary goal of the East Bay Stand Down.

The East Bay Stand Down is a consortium of community organizations coming together to provide a four-day event every other year that bring together the nine-county homeless and at-risk military Veterans living in the Bay Area of California, connecting them with services ranging from:

VA HealthCare, Dental, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. The East Bay Stand Down is currently held at Alameda County Fairground in Pleasanton, California, serving no more than 500 Veterans. MORE...

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Donations received for EBSD 2020

Knights of Columbus logo
Assembly 2939

Viet Nam Veterans Diablo Valley logo

KPVA logo

Kaiser Permanente Veterans Association

Online Marketing Publishing logo

American Legion logo
Post 246, Danville

RMC Engineering logo

P G & E logo

Eric Boettcher

DVSR-Rotary logo
Dougherty Valley
San Ramon Rotary Foundation

electrical workers minority caucus logo
SF Chapter

 Every Little
Life Matters

 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers logo
Northrop Grumman logo

Price Waterhouse Coopers logo
Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP

Patrick McCleskey

Military Officers Association logo
MOAA of Contra Costa County Chapter
Zephyr Bar & Grill logo
Alameda County logo

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
District 2

Rotary of San Ramon logo

Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley Foundation

Clearedge logo

George & Geraldine Dunphy