They gave, now they’ll receive

They gave, now they’ll receive

New local services attack high rate of veterans’ unemployment and homelessness
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Jimmie Nez Jr., a veteran of the Marine Corps, found a job with GCC Energy, the owner of the King Coal II mine near Hesperus, with help from the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center’s disabled veteran outreach program.
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Home Depot volunteers helped renovate the Volunteers of America facility that serves veterans. The new addition will house coordinators for two programs funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help veterans find and keep stable and affordable housing.
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Jimmie Nez Jr. is one of about 4,000 veterans in La Plata County. He works as a loader operator at King Coal II mine.
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Jimmie Nez Jr., a veteran of the Marine Corps, works a 12-hour shift Thursday evening at the King Coal II mine near Hesperus.
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To find out more about the veterans services offered at the Durango Community Shelter, call 259-1255.

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