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Every year, Cowlitz Co Veteran Stand Down (CCVSD) Committee  works at insuring our Service Members, Veterans and their families are warm, dry, safe, and fed.  Many of us on the Committee work and/or volunteer for them in many different aspect of their lives on a daily basis.  This journey is made possible by the generous support of our community, businesses and people like you.

Every year since the early 2000’s, we have supported hundreds of our Veterans, by supplying meals, showers, haircuts, resources, outdoor items, providers, referrals and assistance.  In the past, some of our funds came from the Veteran Relief Fund of Cowlitz Co.   A couple years back, we decided to stop accepting the $5000 the County Commissioners graciously offered us yearly.  We felt, and still do, that organizations should be self-sufficient and support their cause by fundraising, not drain the counties vital Veteran Relief Fund Account that supports our Service Members, Veterans and their families.  With that being said, with your help, we hope to achieve our goals with our fundraising this year.

We’re asking you today, to take a stand for our Heroes by making a simple donation of $20 or more if you can.  Your $20 could purchase a food voucher, help pay for a pair of hearty boots, or cover incidentals they may need to get to a better place. 

To send your donation, please make check payable to; Elks 1482, 900 Ash Street, Kelso, WA 98626.  Soon you’ll  be able to make a donation here on our site.

Cowtliz Co Veterans Stand Down thanks you for your time and generosity.


The Stand Down Team

Cowlitz County

Please note that no other entity is approved or permitted to fundraise for the Cowlitz Co Veterans Stand Down Event without prior approval.  If you are questioning a contribution you've made to us, please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can insure the funds made it to the right place.  If you have any donation or in-kind giving concerns, please feel free to share them with us or you can report wrong-doing to your local authorities.


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