Nevada County veterans standdown Friday and Saturday |

Nevada County veterans standdown Friday and Saturday

U.S. military veterans can receive free services Friday and Saturday at the Nevada County All Veterans Standdown.

Both days vets and their families can receive the services, ranging from food and clothing to medical care, at the Nevada County Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. Friday the standdown is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We will offering a complete range of useful services, such as food and clothing, employment assistance, counseling, medical care, legal advocacy, social services, haircuts, dental screening and even eyeglasses,” said Mike Hurley, the standdown chairman.

Veterans from all eras from Nevada, Sierra and Placer County are eligible, include those who have just completed service or were in the Middle East.

“Last year, we were able to assist over 270 veterans, several of whom were homeless,” Hurley said. “Many of them used the opportunity to improve their lives and their families.”

Donations of all kinds are welcome and all veterans are urged to attend, regardless of need. To get more information, call 273-1612.

Monetary donations to the annual event can be made to Veterans Standdown 2007, Box 564, Grass Valley, CA.

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