Thank you to the generous sponsors, nearly 500 volunteers and 410 service providers – who worked at more than 70 on-site free services – in making the eighth annual Weld Project Connect on Oct. 19 at Island Grove Park in Greeley a success.

We served 850 guests with services that focused on health, community assistance, education, documentation and human services, wellness, veterans and seniors.

It was special seeing so many neighbors willing to help their neighbors. A retired woman drove up from Fort Lupton and said her first experience at Weld Project Connect was wonderful as she and the volunteer navigator accessed multiple services and resources. A woman from Evans was able to meet with an attorney to talk about her will and receive other legal advice. A Greeley family received haircuts and flu shots, two services that would have cost them a lot of money if not for Weld Project Connect. Two women from Frederick volunteered as navigators for the first time and said they had unforgettable experiences assisting their guests. Those are just four examples of guests and navigators who were helped and who assisted others.

A big thanks to event sponsors: City of Greeley, NCMC, Inc., Weld County Government, United Way of Weld County, Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens, The Greeley Tribune, BIG 97.9/iHeartMedia, High Plains Library District, IBMC, Aims Community College, 1310 KFKA, Pepsi Beverages Company, Kenny’s Steakhouse, Christ Community Church, Northern Engineering LLC., Systems of Care Initiative, King Soopers, University of Northern Colorado, Weld County Garage, Ryan Mayeda and Weld County Legal Services.

Without the sponsors, volunteers and service providers, this event would not be possible. Please mark your calendars. We look forward to next year’s Weld Project Connect on Oct. 18, 2019!

Margie Martinez
United Way of Weld County
Weld Project Connect, Project Manager