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BLESSFEST free resource fair returns to Downriver Saturday, June 2

 

TAYLOR – Downriver's BLESSFEST, "A Day of Hope", returns Saturday, June 2, 12pm-3pm. This year's BLESSFEST will be held at New Hope Assembly, 14000 Racho Blvd, Taylor. (two blocks north of Eureka/Southland Mall) BLESSFEST offers free health screenings, dental exams, job opportunities, basic need resources, workshops, a Kids Zone, (ages 5-11) and groceries for 500 families.

Over 30 agencies, nonprofits, hospitals and churches from the faith community are participating in BLESSFEST. The day's event includes free information in the areas of early childhood/intervention, youth programs, drug abuse prevention, rehabilitation and vocational services, senior programs, job training and employment opportunities, legal aid and counseling, nutrition, optical, health care, dental, chiropractic, breast and cervical cancer care.

Spiritual counseling will be provided by Harvest Worship Center, New Wine Community Church, Northline Church, PTM Ministries, St. Paul United Church of Christ, Zion Missionary Baptist and New Hope Assembly of God.

Volunteers, medical staff, agencies and businesses interested in participating are welcome to attend a one hour Bless Fest Orientation and Training Meeting, Thursday, May 24th at 7 pm. To register as a volunteer and for more info click on http://www.facebook.com/BlessFestInfo

History of BLESSFEST:

BLESSFEST was birthed in 2011 with the unification of many Downriver churches partnering together through a movement in the Detroit Metro area called EACH. From 2011-2014, BLESSFEST connected scores of nonprofit agencies, medical services, employers and faith based organizations in partnership. BLESSFEST 2011-2014 provided nearly 3,000 community residents with free medical care, job opportunities and connections to free programs and services. BLESSFEST also provided participants with an opportunity to receive spiritual support from local pastors of Downriver churches.

 

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