Weld Project Connect is next Friday

The event will provide free on-site, one-on-one services for individuals and families in Weld County who need help due to housing instability, job loss, underemployment, health issues and many other critical issues that can impact life. Hundreds of volunteers will lend a helping hand to more than 1,000 Weld County residents who are invited to attend this one-day event and receive free services from more than 65 health and human service agencies, area businesses and community organizations. This year’s event will feature more than eight agencies specifically for veterans.

Weld Project Connect reaches out to all residents in need. Examples of free services at the event include flu and tetanus shots, tuberculosis (TB) testing, medical screenings, birth certificates, haircuts, legal help, resume writing and access to Greeley Municipal Court. Free child care (ages 3-10 years) will be available onsite during the event and Greeley-Evans Transit Bus Service will provide free service all day in Greeley and Evans. Call (970) 350-9287 for bus routes. On-site bicycle services will be available for the first time and will include two stations with technicians who will work on bikes.

Weld Project Connect is a collaboration among the City of Greeley, Weld County Government, United Way of Weld County and NCMC, Inc., with the support of event sponsors and the many organizations and agencies providing free services onsite that day. Last year, Weld Project Connect served more than 1,000 residents. Volunteers are also needed from all backgrounds and experience levels to help our neighbors regain their footing in life. For more information and/or to fill out a volunteer registration form, visit the website at www.weldprojectconnect.org or call 2-1-1 or 1-800-559-5590. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weldprojectconnect to learn more about Weld Project Connect.

Partners and sponsors for the event include: City of Greeley, NCMC, Inc., Weld County Government, United Way of Weld County, Banner Health-North Colorado Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Monfort Foundation, Walgreens, High Plains Library District, The Tribune, iHeart Media, Aims Community College, JBS, KFKA, Pepsi Beverages Company, Casseday Creative Designs, KBN Engineers, LLC, Kenny’s Steakhouse, King Soopers, RISE, University of Northern Colorado and Weld County Garage.