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Blue Federal Credit Union, nonprofits to educate veterans about suicide prevention

FORT COLLINS —  Blue Federal Credit Union is joining with the Healing Warriors Program and the Fort Collins Lions Club to educate veterans about suicide prevention.

A free pancake breakfast provided by the Fort Collins Lions Club will take place at the Drake Centre in Fort Collins from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10.

Sponsored by Blue Federal Credit Union, the event is open to veterans and caregivers. Information will be on hand about the Healing Warriors Program and its dedication to suicide prevention through free integrative, non-narcotic treatments available for Veterans, their spouse/partner and parents during National Suicide Prevention Awareness week.  

“Blue’s history is firmly connected to the military. From their founding on Warren AFB, to their support of military members stationed around the world, it was really no surprise they immediately came forward to be a part of this event,” Janet Hatfield, development manager for Healing Warriors Program, said in a written statement. 

There are 377,000 veterans in the state of Colorado, many of whom require services and care. The National suicide rate among veterans is 24.8 per 100,000 personnel. 

“Since 1951, Blue’s growth and legacy have been tied together with the military,” said Chandler Elmore, community development lead with Blue Federal Credit Union. “This breakfast is a great community event that shows the veteran community that they matter and that we are there for them.”Seating will be limited to the first 200 that register. Registration is available here::

Source: BizWest