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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Welcome to EAST BAY STAND DOWN

 

9 May 2022
Just today we learned that one of our Chaplains, Clay Felicits, passed away 23 April 2022. Link to OBIT

 

30 April 2022 Give Veterans a Smile

Led by Dr. Andrew Wong and Melinda Sciandri and a cast of 20 volunteer Dentists and Dental Technicians, more than 35 veterans were provided with free dental care that included Cleaning, Dentures, Extraction, X-Rays and an oral health kit.

All total, the Dental volunteers provided free services for the day amounting to approximately $36,000.

As the Veterans waited for their treatment, EBSD Pet Care Coordinator Lisa Healy and volunteers from Canine Comfort walked their Therapy dogs around the facility ‘meeting new friends and providing comfort and smiles to all’. For those Veterans who were eligible, a Covid vaccination/booster shot was provided.

EBSD provided refreshments throughout the day to Veterans and Volunteers.

Other big supporters during the day were Las Positas College Veteran First program; represented by Evelyn Andrews and the Blue Star Moms; represented by Suzie and Janine.

A final shout of support to Melinda Sciandri, also as a regular EBSD contributor, for her tenacious planning and follow through to a successful conclusion for the day.

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23 Feb. 2022
To our Coordinators and Community Supporters;

East Bay Stand Down began in 1999 and over the years has provided a multitude of needed services to thousands of veterans, brought our community together for a common cause and touched the hearts of volunteers who have supported our veterans during each year’s four-day stand down. For all of you who have given your blood, sweat (during set up and take down) and tears you are to be commended.

On behalf of the Executive Board, we have decided to change the format of the East Bay Stand Down due to a number of reasons. During the past few years, Covid has significantly effected the environment in which our veterans live and how we are able to effectively provide services to them.

Within the next few weeks, the Executive Board will be meeting with stakeholders from the VA, Veteran Treatment Court, Swords to Plowshare, Dental and Shelter Inc. to develop a program that will still engage with veterans for services in and around the locations from which they live.

We feel that this ‘transition’ from Stand Down to a new program will still be beneficial to our veterans while still leveraging the support from our Coordinators and Community Supporters.

ALL COMMUNITY MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED.

The Executive Board will communicate any future meetings or Zoom calls that pertain to upcoming activities to support our veterans.

Should you have any comments or suggestions for the Executive Board, please submit them to Scott Whitacre or Jerry Yahiro.


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:

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

***As of 7/10/2021 the DVVF has vetted and granted support to 10 entities that assist Veterans amounting to $44,683.85. 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.

 

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
Gilroy

P G & E logo

Eric Boettcher

DVSR-Rotary logo
Dougherty Valley
San Ramon Rotary Foundation

EBHVP
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