Veterans moving into Ford Canyon Senior Center building
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney made it official on June 30 at the general meeting for Veterans Helping Veterans by presenting the key to the now vacant Ford Canyon Senior Center to Dave Cuellar, the head of the largest and most active veterans’ group in Gallup.
“The city removed the office furniture and the dining tables and chairs,” McKinney said. “We left the pool tables, and kitchen equipment and utensils.” McKinney also mentioned that he had discussed with the Department of Veterans Services in Albuquerque the probability of installing a permanent Veterans Service Officer in this building. The permanent office will be able to better assist the large number of vets in applying for property tax exemptions and waivers, and license plates while providing services for homeless and at-risk veterans, and many other programs.
There are many such programs to assist veterans and all vets are encouraged to check with the VSO to determine eligibility.