Learn about veterans’ needs, how to help at Bellingham summit

People can register now for the Whatcom County Veterans Summit next week at Western Washington University.

The free event, open to the public, is 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room at 516 High St.

The university’s Veteran Services Office is hosting the event.

Veterans in the community are encouraged to attend. Seating is limited.

The morning session will focus on the results of the countywide veteran needs survey completed earlier in 2016. The afternoon session will include helping to develop solutions for the most pressing needs of Whatcom County veterans, organizers said.

The event is a partnership between WWU and Whatcom County Health Department’s Veterans Program.

Register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/whatcom-county-veterans-summit-tickets-21387766385.

Details: Ann Beck, assistant director in Western’s Veteran Services Office, at 360-650-4324 or ann.beck@wwu.edu .

Kie Relyea