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East Bay Stand Down - 2014

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The East Bay Stand Down (EBSD), a 4-day event, for homeless, needy and displaced US Military Veterans, returns to the East Bay, Thursday, September 11, through Sunday, September 14, 2014.  During the "Stand Down" or EBSD, Veterans will live in the military style, "tent city", erected just days before, by military and civilian volunteers, in a grassy field, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA.

WHAT: East Bay Stand Down - 2014

WHERE: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA 94566

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

WHO: Participants: Bay Area, Homeless, Needy & Displaced US Military Veterans & Sponsors, Supporters, & Volunteers: Corporations, Organizations, & Individuals

WEB SITE: www.eastbaystanddown.org

CONTACT: John Roselle, at 925-200-0279, [email protected]
Jerry Yahiro, at 925-743-8850, [email protected]

The East Bay Stand Down is a community based event, sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) and the US Army Reserve, Medical Command (USARMEDCOM), along with grants and donations from corporate sponsors, and local, civic, Veteran Service Organizations (VSO's), non-profit organizations, and private individuals.  Nearly 2,000 military and civilian volunteers are needed to staff this event.

The program serves those Veterans who have served our country, and are now in need of basic human services.  Health, medical and dental care, legal services, housing and employment options, rehabilitation programs, and access to the various benefits, earned through their military service, will be available for the participants.  These services will be provided in a safe and secured environment, while at EBSD.

Pre-Registration is now open for all Veterans wishing to attend the East Bay Stand Down.  Participants must apply and pre-register for this event.  No "walk-in" participants, without prior registration, will be accepted or admitted once EBSD begins.  For more information on how and where to register for participation, go to the EBSD web site at:  www.eastbaystanddown.org

Anyone wishing to serve as a volunteer at EBSD must also register for a volunteer assignment prior to the event.  No "walk-in" volunteers will be accepted or admitted, without prior registration, once the EBSD begins.  Volunteer Registration closes on 9-1-14.

For more information on the East Bay Stand Down, or how to donate or volunteer for this event, please visit the web site at:  www.eastbaystanddown.org

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