What is a Stand Down?
Modeled after the 'Stand Down' concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations and allow battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being, the North Valley Stand Down will be a 3-day event in which homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will be able recieve a wide variety of services from community and government agencies for free.
The nation's first Stand Down was started by Veterans Village of San Diego in 1988 in order to assist the homeless veterans of that region, many of whom were veterans of the Vietnam War. Since that first event over 22 years ago, the Stand Down concept has been duplicated across the country with approximately 200 Stand Down events held nationwide each year serving over 42,000 of the nation's homeless and at-risk veterans according to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans.
North Valley Stand Down Association
NVSD is a non-profit volunteer organization that serves veterans within the 7 northern California counties of Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity.
Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm at the Veterans Hall on Yuba Street in downtown Redding and are open to the public.