Stand Down on the Delta 2023
Open Planning Meeting    2-7-2023

Next Open Meeting is March, 2023

403 W 6th Street
Antioch, CA 94509
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Welcome to Stand Down on the Delta 2023
September 8-11, 2023

Stand Down on the Delta 2023 Planning Meeting's are OPEN to the public and will be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month starting in January at the Antioch Veterans Memorial Building located at 403 W. 6th St.,  Antioch, Ca 94509 starting at 6:30pm.

January 10, 2023
February 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
April 11, 2023
May 9, 2023

Stand Down on the Delta 2023 General Walkthrough meet in the back of fairgrounds (entrance through O street) cross over bridge.

June 13, 2023

Stand Down on the Delta 2023 planning meeting at the Fairgrounds.

July 11, 2023
August 8, 2023
Stand Down on the Delta 2023 Medical ONLY Walkthrough.... meet in the back of fairgrounds (entrance through O street) cross over bridge.
August 22, 2023

Stand Down on the Delta 2023 Services ONLY Walkthrough ..  meet in the back of fairgrounds (entrance through O street) cross over bridge.
August 29, 2023

DVG Stand Down on the Delta 

DVG brings Contra Costa County (CCC) “Stand Down on the Delta” a Homeless Veteran’s “Hand Up” event every other year (2015, 2017, 2019….) DVG is proud to bring Stand Down on the Delta 2023 (September 8-11, 2023) to the CCC Fairgrounds in Antioch, CA. This is a four-day event wherein Veteran’s receive services in Medical, Dental, Veterans Treatment Court, Housing, Job Placement, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Counseling. To date the Stand Down on the Delta biennial event has helped over 1,454 Veterans and their Families, served over 23,000 meals, gave away 1100 pairs of boots,1,500 sleeping bags, 1300 pairs of new Jeans, $500,000 in Dental Care, taken over 200 veterans Fishing on our Delta Shores and helped many more find Permanent Housing. We work with over 70 different organizations during our four day Stand Down on the Delta event. In September of 2019 over 850 Volunteers from around the State of California and even as far as S. Carolina came to Antioch to help us provide these great services to our veterans.
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Stand Down on the Delta 2023

Where: Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, ca

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Stand Down on the Delta 2017 Opening Ceremony   #2017standdownonthedelta

DVG Board Member and Kitchen Cordinator
Bill Ridle discusses reintegrating into civilian life and supporting the veterans community

Bill Ridle is a member of the board of directors for Stand on the Delta, a volunteer group committed to helping struggling veterans reintegrate into civilian life. Ridel’s commitment to helping his fellow veterans and interesting in cooking spurred him to get involved with Stand on The Delta. To Ridel, helping a fellow veteran feel that they are valued and appreciated for their service is worth his time and efforts.

KQED in the community: 1st Stand Down on the Delta event

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, KQED engaged with 345 homeless veterans and their families at the 1st Stand Down on the Delta event in Antioch, CA. KQED provided breakfast and got to record some of the organizers and recipients stories.

Stand Down on the Delta 2017
Ambbeei Hall argues that veterans continue to deal with “moral injury” to this day!

As a young man from Chicago, Ambbeei Hall said he didn’t know what he was exactly getting himself into when he enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Hall looks back at his service in Vietnam with mixed feelings and concerns, as he explained that plenty of veterans are dealing with a lot of “moral injury” today.

Stand Down on the Delta 2017!
Darrell Manful struggles to receive his complete benefits for his service in Vietnam

Darrell Manful earned several honors for his service. But that matters little to him today, as he is struggling to receive the proper compensation that he believes he deserves. According to Manful, the government won’t officially recognize that he served in Vietnam.

East Mike Burkholder Interview "Stand Down on the Delta 2017"

We chat with J.R. Wilson of the Delta Veterans Group in Antioch who talks about the 2017 Stand Down on the Delta occurring Aug. 11-14 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Stand Down on the Delta is a bi-yearly event providing community resources, clothing, food, legal assistance and court, housing, DMV, and many other services to homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. Donation and volunteer opportunities can be found at their web site:
Stand Down on the Delta 2015, September 11-14, Antioch, CA
Stand Down on the Delta Medical
Clothing issue...In 2017 White Pony Express ran  Boutique.....New Jean's were provided by AT&T Pioneer's..

Stand Down on the Delta 2017 Dental

Stand Down on the Delta 2015 Fishing Trip.. All veteran's veteran's thats fo on the Fishing Trip get a free Rod and Reel with tackle and a 2 day fishing license! 
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Stand Down on the Delta 2017 Fishing Trip
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Thank you Brentwood Press

Thank you East County Today


VFW Post 6435 and their Ladies Auxiliary donate $20,000 to Delta Veterans Group for Stand Down on the Delta 2015

August 6, 2015

For the past two years, Delta Veterans Group has been providing veterans with resources to organizations like the the DAV for VA claims assistance, health and benefits fairs, and collaboration with prominent real estate and banking leaders to assist veterans in purchasing homes in the Bay Area.  Along with these resources, DVG has made its mission to bring Contra Costa County’s first ever homeless and at-risk veteran  “Stand Down on the Delta” to our community. To date, DVG has had a substantial amount of support from the community for our veterans and Stand Down on the Delta 2015.
With only five weeks remaining until this event, Delta Veterans Group has received a donation from the

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6435 in support of the Stand Down on the Delta in the amount of $10,000.

With this generous donation from the VFW, we have now received $20,000 from the VFW and Ladies

Auxiliary Post 6435, located in Antioch CA.

Delta Veterans Group thanks the VFW Post 6435 for their generous donations and outpouring of support

for our veterans in need. Without the VFW’s support, Delta Veterans Group wouldn’t be able to provide

our veterans with the essential resources they need at Stand Down on the Delta, such as food, clothing, and

medical care.

We are still accepting volunteers for the Stand Down on the Delta 2015. We encourage anyone and

everyone who wants to show their support for our Nation’s veterans to sign up on our website to volunteer -

Thank you for your support!

East County 

You can Donate to Delta Veterans Group for Stand Down on the Delta 2023

Private                                                      $1-49
Corporal                                                   $50-99
Sergeant                                                   $100-199
Sergeant First Class                                  $200-299
First Sergeant                                           $300-399
Command Sergeant Major                        $400-499
Tent Sponsor                                            $500-999
Brigadier General                                      $1,000-2,499
Major General                                           $2,500-4,499
Lieutenant General                                   $4,500-9,999
General  (Event Sponsor)                          $10,000+

Thank you for your contribution to Delta Veterans Group. Your support will help our veterans in the most need and their families make the toughest transition of their lives.

Delta Veterans Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID #46-2650624. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please mail to:
Antioch VFW
815 Fulton Shipyard Rd
Antioch, CA 94509