CVVA will host a resource fair for veterans on Saturday – Cache Valley Daily

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The new Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Center opened in Logan today July 28, 2021. The center will provide resources to more than 15,000 veterans, service members and their families.

LOGAN – The Cache Valley Veterans Association (CVVA) is hosting its annual Veteran Resource Fair on Saturday, July 16 at the Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Resource Center located at 1760 North 200 East, Suite 100, North Logan, across from the Sports Academy and Racquet Club.

Ben Dawson, a retired Marine and Carlton Brown of the Marine Corp League, Cache Valley displays the medals of Dan Gyllenskog whose Veterans Resource Center was named May 26, 2022.

Organizers expect about 15 service organizations to attend the event. For those seeking veteran assistance, be sure and bring DD214 (Military Separation Papers) and/or NGB22 (National Guard Separation Papers) so veterans can register for medical health/ mental health, VA health care enrollments, education benefits, CHAMPVA (dependent health care services) and much more.

From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Center will be open with assistance from a host of federal, state, and local agencies to help veterans and their families.

“There are good things coming out of it,” said Phil Redlinger, CEO and co-founder of CVVA. “There are so many partners out there to help veterans in so many ways.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs Women’s Tour will provide information on health care services for female Veterans.

“The Woman’s Road Show has never been to Cache Valley before,” Redlinger said. “I tried to spread the word on social media so that we could get as much participation as possible.”

Local organizations such as CAPSA, The Family Place, The Rocky Mountain Service Dog Project, and Utah State University/Soren Center will be in attendance. The Soren Center helps people with family finances, advice on mortgage defaults, advice on first time home buyers and advice on credit cards.

“We will have computers on site to help veterans apply for benefits and people who will be there to mentor and help them,” he said. “I would like to see four to five hundred veterans walk through the building.”

A BBQ will begin to be served at 11 a.m. until everyone is fed. Redlinger invites everyone to spread the word.

“The last time we held this was outside the county building,” he said. “This year it will be held in our air-conditioned resource center.”





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