Weld Project Connect

09/12/2011 15:20

September 6, 2011


For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:

Sandi Meier, Project Manager – Weld Project Connect           

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


Sean Conway, Steering Committee Chair – Weld Project Connect

sconway@co.weld.co.us or 970-518-6999


One Day. One Place. One-on-One Help – Weld Project Connect


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, dozens of health and human service agencies from around the county will be onsite offering free assistance and support to individuals and families who are in need due to foreclosure, job loss, health problems and other critical issues.  More than 50 direct services such as medical and dental screenings, haircuts, assistance with VA benefits, food assistance, legal help, social security & Medicare assistance, housing/foreclosure counseling, and informal access to Greeley courts are just some of services that will be available for 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.


Project Connect is not a unique initiative. Denver, Fort Collins and other communities across the nation have organized similar events. What is unique about Weld Project Connect is the collaboration among community partners, community volunteers and the array of direct services being offered on site that day. In addition to the direct services, a “Resource Corral” with over 20 information booths will be available for participants.


The event is being presented by NCMC Inc., Banner Health-North Colorado Medical Center, JBS, City of Greeley, Weld County, The Tribune, United Way of Weld County and with support from various community leaders and volunteers and a long list of partnering organizations that is growing by the day.


For more information on receiving services or to volunteer for the event call 211 or 1-800-559-5590 or visit www.weldprojectconnect.org.