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William Buck, Veteran and President of the NCAVSD (center), by Bob and Dorothy Rhodes, Veteran Services Committee with Nevada City Elk’s Lodge #518

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 30, 2018 – On April 23rd, The Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 donated $3,000 to the Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down to help with the amazing work they do for our local Veterans.

The Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down (NCAVSD) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Veteran Benefit Organization. There main purpose is to educate and inform of resources and help provide services to any eligible U.S. Military Veteran, senior Veterans, disabled Veterans, Veteran’s spouses and dependents; without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, age, sex or religion.

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.

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The Nevada County Veteran Stand Down (NCAVSD) hosts an amazing event every year. Service providers and veteran-friendly businesses attend to offer services, and make Veterans feel welcomed and supported. In addition to the Annual Stand Down this organization does amazing work helping veterans in our community. They realize that while an annual event is helpful, extending services to veterans throughout the entire year is also a much needed resource. From counseling with a chaplain, to food & clothing for Veterans in need, NCAVSD is there all year to support our Veteran community with the many needs they have. It is an all volunteer organization, no one is paid, so any and all donations go to the Veteran community. The years event will be held on October 19th & 20th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

This donation from the Nevada City Elk’s Lodge #518 will make the mission of the NCAVSD possible in assisting Veterans in need.

Elks are also committed to their mission, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” The Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation’s veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.

Elk volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each day, to ensure that pledge is not an idle one.

Learn more about our local Elk’s Lodge at http://www.nevadacityelks.com and The Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down at https://www.ncavsd.org.