Ferndale, Ca., (KIEM) Over 400 veterans and their families were served for three days at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds for the 2018 North Coast Stand Down.
The men and women who fought for our country were given direct access to over 30 local service providers and information at a state and federal level a service that happens once a year.
Veterans were given access to dental, medical, and food services and any other necessity they may need. Over-night housing was also provided for those that stayed on-site for the three day event.
Vice President of the North Coast Stand Down board, Robert Gelder, shared that an advantage to the stand down is that veterans and families don’t have to travel all over Humboldt County for services they need, instead it’s a one-stop-shop.
The North Coast Stand Down promotes a safe, supportive environment for north coast veterans through increased community awareness of their military service and support for their rehabilitation.