Letter: Vets center opening in Carbondale

We would like to invite valley veterans and the community to attend our open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Third Street Center at 520 Third St. Carbondale. The event is sponsored by the Center for Independence and Rocky Mountain Human Services/Western Slope Veterans Coalition.

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new office and the expansion of services in the Roaring Fork Valley. Come to explore our veterans-support programs for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, homelessness and suicide prevention.

Our staff will be present to inform attendees how community members can get involved in supporting our returning military veterans. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Dick Merritt at 970-927-5178.

Lt. Col. Dick Merritt

Retired U.S. Marine Corps, Western Slope Veterans Coalition, Basalt