Weld Project Connect Training Announced

10/06/2011 13:07

October 6, 2011


For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:

Michael Muskin, Chair - Weld Project Connect Volunteer Subcommittee

970-351-1408 – daytime or 970-231-8824 – cell


Sandi Meier, Project Manager - Weld Project Connect          

sandi@UnitedWay-Weld.org or 970-353-4300



Training is a crucial part of this unique community event and all volunteers are required to attend one hour of training prior to the event.  To make this training as convenient as possible, the Weld Project Connect committee has scheduled multiple sessions.  There is no pre-registration for training, just select the one that works best and attend.  Additional volunteers are needed.  For more information about the event or to volunteer, call 211 or 1-800-559-5590 or visit www.weldprojectconnect.org.


Volunteer Training Sessions

Aims College Center, 5401 20th Street, Greeley, Room 226

Friday, 10/7                  2:00-3:00 p.m. 

Thursday, 10/13            4:30-5:30 p.m.


High Plains Library District, 2650 W 29th Street, Conference Room

Saturday, 10/8             9:00-10:00 a.m.


UNC University Center, 2045 10th Avenue, Columbine B

Monday, 10/10            2:30-3:30 p.m.        


UNC University Center, 2045 10th Avenue, Columbine A

Wednesday, 10/12       4:00-5:00 p.m.           


*Click here for directions to the training facilities.


About the Event

All Weld County residents are invited to participate in the first Weld Project Connect – Neighbors Helping Neighbors event on Friday, October 14 from 12:30 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, Social Security & Medicare assistance, housing/foreclosure counseling, and informal access to Greeley courts are just some of the services that will be available for free. Free child care will be provided onsite during the event.


 “This event is an opportunity for agencies, organizations and residents, as well as city and county government, to help their neighbors with a hand up.” said Sean Conway, Weld Project Connect Chairman for this year’s event.