(Houston, TX) A wide variety of important community resources will come together in the Greenspoint area this Saturday as NACA presents its second Community Day Out at Green House International Church, 200 W. Greens Rd, Houston TX 77067 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
NACA’s first Community Day Out on April 10th brought more than 500 people to Greater Harvest Church in Sunnyside for an afternoon of family fun that also helped create a stronger community by bringing a wide variety of important resources together in a single location. The Community Day Out has food, music and a variety of activities in a kid-friendly environment while also making important information and opportunities directly accessible to local residents.
NACA National Director Angeanette Thibodeaux noted, “This first Community Day Out in the Sunnyside area was a huge success and we were able to bring needed resources to the area, where they are often unavailable. Now at this next event we will have many Elected Officials, Community Leaders and Social/Economic Justice Leaders and Activists coming to the event to work directly with members of the community. This time there will be even more resources and more people in attendance, especially now that the word is out about the events.”
Rev. E.A. Deckard, Pastor of Green House International Church added, “We are eager to host this NACA Community Day out. NACA has been a strong partner with Green House in serving the Greenspoint community for several years. We have been pleased to host several of their Homebuyer Workshops and Achieve the Dream events in the past, and now the Community Day Out takes NACA’s commitment to this area to an entirely new level.”
Among the resources available:
- Hiring Booth: NACA is actively hiring in Houston and around the country!
- Housing Assistance: People needing help with rent, mortgage or utility payments can apply on-site
- Community Taskforce: Formation of NACs (Neighborhood Action Committees) to bring issues and the need for key infrastructure and resources to elected officials and other community leaders.
- Voter Registration: Register to vote on the spot or verify your existing registration.
- COVID Testing: Free COVID-19 testing and information on where and how to get vaccinated
- Free Refreshments
- Food Trucks
- Family Friendly Environment
- DJ / Music
NACA, the nation’s largest HUD certified, non-profit housing and community advocacy organization, is inviting all community leaders, residents, organizations, churches and businesses to the Community Day Out for the sole purpose of discussing and finding solutions for the issues and concerns that Sunnyside residents face each day.
Thibodeaux continued, “This isn’t just a one-time happening. We will be taking the Community Day out to other parts of the Houston area every couple of weeks so that our communities can be better connected, have better access to resources and be more clearly heard by those we have chosen to lead our communities. We will also be expanding the Community Day Out to other cities, such as Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina in the next few weeks.”
Social Distancing will be strictly enforced at the Community Day Out. Masks will be required for all participants and PPE will be provided for those who need it.