Free services to be offered at Island Grove Friday

GREELEY — All Weld County residents are invited to take advantage of free services offered at the 2nd annual Weld Project Connect event on Friday, September 28 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Island Grove Regional Park Events Center in Greeley.

 

On one day, in one place, at one time, over 50 services will be provided free of charge onsite:  assistance and support will be available for individuals and families who are in need due to foreclosure, job loss, health problems and other critical issues.

 

Direct services at the event include medical and dental screenings, haircuts, assistance with VA benefits, legal help, housing/foreclosure counseling, resumé assistance and informal access to Greeley courts are just some of the services that will be available for free. Free child care will also be provided onsite during the event and bus service is free in Greeley and Evans that day.

 

In 2011, the event’s inaugural year, Weld Project Connect served 1,100 residents.

 

Presenting sponsors for the 2012 event: NCMC, Inc., Kaiser-Permanente, Banner Health-North Colorado Medical Center, JBS, City of Greeley, Weld County government, The Greeley Tribune, Townsquare Media and United Way of Weld County.  Event partners: Aims Community College, Chesapeake Energy, Faith Community Service Fund, High Plains Library District, KBN Engineers, LLC, Kenny’s Steakhouse, King Soopers, North Range Behavioral Health, Pepsi Beverages Company and the University of Northern Colorado and with support from various community leaders and volunteers and a long list of partnering organizations.

 

For more information about the event call 1-800-559-5590 or visit www.weldprojectconnect.org.


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