July 10, 2019

 

Veterans Resource Fair Thursday, July 18 at 11 am

MSU Billings to host Veterans’ Resource Fair

Event is July 18 in Glacier Room

 

Contact:

University Relations and Communications, 657-2266

MSU BILLINGS NEWS — Montana State University Billings’ Veterans Upward Bound and the MSUB Military and Veterans Success Center will host a free Veterans’ Resource Fair on July 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Veterans’ Resource Fair will take place in the Glacier Room on the MSUB Campus. The fair is geared toward military service members, veterans and veteran families and will feature food and prizes in addition to connecting veterans with resources.

Vendors at the event will provide services such as health screenings, GI Bill eligibility registrations, haircuts, and massages as well as services-based information such as education, financial assistance, housing, and employment. Vendors will also include local support organizations with information on recreation opportunities and support groups.

“The Billings area has such a large population of veterans and their family and I think the resource fair is a tremendous way to help those residence gain access to services and organizations that otherwise they wouldn’t even know about,” shares Dawn Githens, director of the Military and Veterans Success Center. “I’m so proud to be part of a community where over 40 vendors poured in to help support our veterans.”

Over 40 organizations will participate in the fair, some of which include the Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County, Billings Adult and Community Education, Billings Mediation Center, Billings Office of Public Assistance, City College at MSUB, Dog Tag Buddies, Horses Spirits Healing Inc., LIFTT, Montana Legal Services Association, Montana Veterans Affairs, RiverStone Health, VBOC at Big Sky Economic Development, Veterans Upward Bound, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, Warrior Wishes, Warriors at Ease and Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court (CAMO).

For more information, please contact Michael Wolff, Veterans Upward Bound coordinator, at 406-657-2013 or mwolff@msubillings.edu or Dawn Githens, director of the Military and Veterans Success Center, at 406-657-2968 or dawn.githens@msubillings.edu.