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Published July 13, 2006

EAST BAY STAND DOWN



The East Bay Stand Down 2006 will be held from August 10-13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. This important event will provide services and resources to veterans and their families. Stand Down 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.

Help for Veterans
One of the East Bay Stand Down's goals is to place as many veterans in need into continuing residential programs immediately following a Stand Down event. To do this, a "tent city" will be set up for veterans and their families. Here, the veterans will receive food, clothing, shelter and other services. Health Care providers will be present at the Stand Down to assist with physical and mental health needs. Counselors will also be available to work with veterans regarding substance abuse, employment options, veterans' benefits and spiritual concerns.

Participation
There are several ways for Hacienda affiliates to participate. Individuals or companies can sponsor the event, a tent, sponsor and/or serve meals, or donate time or money. A number of recognition opportunities are available to event supporters.  The East Bay Stand Down will be funded primarily through monetary and in-kind donations, and all monetary donations will be applied to the needs of the veterans.

Additional Information
Additional information relating to the event and event participation is available. Please feel free to use the contact information below for details.

Contact Information
Jerry Yahiro
East Bay Stand Down
1899 Clayton Road, Suite 140, Concord, California  94520
(925) 680-4526   phone     (925) 680-0410   fax     jyahiro@aol.com  e-mail     www.eastbaystanddown.org    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW