Veterans get “Hand Up” at 2013 Stand Down

Veterans get a hand at North Bay Stand Down By Melissa Murphy/ Posted:   10/16/2013 01:00:47 AM PDT  Veterans are helping fellow veterans once again at this year’s North Bay Stand Down. Victor Mulholland of Yolo County is just one of hundreds who will benefit from the services offered during the three-day event at the Dixon May Fair grounds. “It’s a blessing, I feel the love,” he said as he waited in line for lunch Tuesday. “This is what America is all about: showing love for the veterans.” Mulholland served in the United States Army and was at the […]

Government shut down affects transportation for Stand Down

Stand Down drivers needed Published by The Reporter Posted:   10/12/2013 01:01:08 AM PDT Mission Solano is asking for the community’s help in transporting veterans to the North Bay Stand Down in Dixon next week.The event, scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday at the Dixon May Fair grounds, provides all manner of resources for local veterans. Many participants are homeless, officials said, and will be in need of a ride. Due to the government shutdown, the bus system that would normally transport the veterans from parks and Veteran’s Assistance facilities will not be able to run. Which is why Mission Solano […]

Volunteers and the 2013 North Bay Stand Down

Volunteers make it happen, get ready for stand down Volunteers fold up a spare tent at the Dixon May Fair Fairgrounds Monday in preparation for the North Bay Stand Down event for veterans. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic) By Robinson Kuntz October 16, 2013 | Leave Comment DIXON — Volunteers began building tent encampments Monday, laying out free clothing and making food for veterans who will attend this year’s North Bay Stand Down. Event planners in past years could rely on tents supplied by Travis Air Force Base, but this year – due to the partial government shutdown – had to improvise […]

Temporary home at 2013 Stand Down

Photo: Veterans arrive at North Bay Stand Down Navy veteran Steven Karpe, right, spreads a sleeping bag over his cot inside a tent housing veterans from the Sacramento Veterans Resource Center Tuesday, at the North Bay Stand Down at the Dixon May Fair Fairgrounds. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

2013 Stand Down successful

North Bay Stand Down in Dixon called a success By Kimberly K. Fu/ Posted:   10/18/2013 01:00:58 AM PDT Gary Ichikawa a dentist with Solano County beings a procedure on United States Navy veteran, Joel Howard of San Francisco during the 2013 North Bay Stand Down which wrapped up its three-day run in Dixon on Thursday. (Joel Rosenbaum/ Canopies fell, belongings packed and handshakes shared Thursday morning as military veterans wrapped the final day of the 12th annual North Bay Stand Down at the Dixon May Fair grounds.For the past three days, 260 veterans in need got aid at […]

Dixon welcomes North Bay Stand Down

The Twelfth annual North Bay Stand to Help Vets in Distress Open This Week – Oct 15 to 17 15 Oct 12:43 , Published by Dave,  Categories:  Local Life In Print News The North Bay Stand Down to assist veterans in distress is being held this week from October 15, to 17 at the Dixon Fairgrounds in Dixon. The event is organized by North Bay Operation Hand Up – a coalition of veterans’ groups and other agencies and organizations. The event provides a wide variety of services to the veterans – including local community, County, and Veterans Administrations benefits, services, and resources for […]

Stand Down funding affected by government shut down

Garamendi working on Stand Down funds By Melissa Murphy/ Posted:   10/08/2013 01:01:08 AM PDT The federal government’s doors still remain closed, but a local representative is still hard at work making sure one local event happens as planned.One week ago, organizers of the North Bay Stand Down were notified by e-mail that an already approved grant from the Department of Labor worth $10,000 could not be delivered. However, according to an e-mail from his office, Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, is now working to alleviate the stand down’s financial bump in the road. “Garamendi is working with the stand […]