North County Veterans Stand Down began with a simple conviction: There should be a Stand Down in North County San Diego.
With credit to San Diego Stand Down Founders, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison who started their stand down thirty years ago in San Diego, Tom Cowan believed that North County should follow in that proud tradition of serving veterans in our community. After spending over a year talking to people and getting like minded veterans to adopt his idea for a Stand Down in the North County Area, The North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down (NCSDVSD) was established as a 501 c 3 charity.
Our first stand down was completed in January of 2017 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. The VA Medical and Benefits teams, provided an opportunity for our veterans to receive needed services. The Green Oak ranch staff allowed our men and women to eat and sleep in a safe environment and help get their lives back together. We could not have done this event without the North County community pulling together and helping us provide food, clothing, legal services and volunteers who made our veterans feel like the community was behind them.
We hope to see you at our next stand down on January 25th-28th in 2018. Please visit our web site at www.ncstanddown.org to learn how you can volunteer, donate or register a veteran in need. You can reach us at 866 535-2038.