CNJ News Article RE: Veterans Resource Day

June 17 Veterans Resource Day

Staff report

Area veterans in need of assistance will be able to explore options available to them on June 17.

Whether they are looking for assistance in job training, home health, housing issues or mental health support, Veterans Resource Day will benefit local veterans.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roy Walker Recreation Center in Clovis and is being held by United Way of Eastern New Mexico.







Erinn Burch—Executive Director    
United Way of Eastern New Mexico
FAX: 575-769-1416           


Veterans Resource Day Event to Connect Vets with Needed Services


Several area charities and government organizations are teaming up to host a Veteran’s Resource Day at Roy Walker Recreation Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 17. The event will offer services including education on veteran benefits, counseling, employment, housing health care and more. A free lunch from Plains Regional Medical Center will also be provided for registered veterans.

Currently, more than 5,000 veterans reside in both Curry and Roosevelt counties. Despite some living healthy and successful lives, others struggle to maintain their household, are homeless or have other unmet needs.

Mike Gray, of Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties,  explained “With this event we hope to meet our local veterans in need, help them find services, and start to turn their situation around.”

Organizations helping make this event possible include Matt 25 Hope Center, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, United Way of Eastern New Mexico, Habitat for Humanity, Mo’s Heroes, Freedom Foundation, Lighthouse Mission, Options Home Care and New Mexico Rural Veterans Coordination Program. Many more organizations will be represented at the Veterans Resource Day including Mental Health Resources, ENMU, Veterans Integration Center, and representatives from the offices of Senator Tom Udall and Senator Martin Heinrich. Additional organizations are signing up every day.

In order to help Veterans attend this event, arrangements are being made to assist with transportation both from within Clovis and from residents of Portales as well.  Anyone needing assistance traveling to the Veterans Resource Day should call 2-1-1 to make arrangements as far in advance as possible.

For more information or to learn more about how to get involved, call 211 or email




About United Way of Eastern New Mexico

United Way of Eastern New Mexico is a local human service organization focusing charitable giving on the issues and needs of families in Roosevelt and Curry counties. UWENM is the largest grant maker in our area funding 33 programs at 15 local agencies that fight child abuse and domestic violence; end hunger; take care of our elderly and disabled; fight homelessness; and provide youth development. UWENM also provides direct service through 2-1-1 information referral line; Game Changers; the Successful You Career Closet; and the Volunteer Action Center. In 2015, UWENM staff directly helped over 2,100 of our neighbors—connect to the help they needed, avoid homelessness, improve their employment situation, and volunteer with local non-profits that changes lives.


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