A new veterans center will open in Logan later this year. Phil Redlinger, the C.E.O of the Cache Valley Veterans Association, said after several years of planning, the new Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Resource Center will be located at 1760 North and 200 East Suite 100 in Logan. The space is being donated to the group.
Redlinger was a guest on KOOL 103.9 on Thursday and said the center will be able to help all veterans, especially those who have struggled since their service.
“We’ve made arrangements to partner with the local organizations,” Redlinger explained. “The Legion agencies, the Marine Corps, the V.F.W. and the D.A.V. they will all have a space within the facility.”
Redlinger said the center will be a place to help veterans with a wide variety of resources, and be a place to just gather together, as well.
“This one-stop center will bring in resources for 15,000+ veterans, service members and their families.”
It will have a large conference space for meetings, resources for homeless transition service, mental health and suicide counseling, state VA and Federal VA will have a space to offer their services. The center will be able to assist veterans and their families from Northern Utah, Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming.
The center is being named for Dan Gyllenskog, a Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient who served tirelessly in Cache Valley helping other veterans. Gyllenskog passed away in 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
The next step is to get the building ready and volunteers and sponsors are needed in construction. Volunteers can learn more by checking out the Cache Valley Veterans Association Facebook page or website CacheValleyVeterans.org. You can also call (435) 799-4849.
Redlinger added that they hope new center can be ready to open on Veterans Day, November 11th.
AUDIO: Ride for the Fallen and Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Resource Center announcement on KOOL 103.9