(Union City, GA) NACA’s second event in its “Community Day Out” series will finally happen in Union City this Saturday, May 8th. This time, after two rain-outs, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate!
This NACA Community Day Out is a fun day out with a serious purpose. In an atmosphere of family fun with food, music and activities for the whole family, it is an opportunity for residents to connect with community leaders, organizations, churches and businesses to talk about the issues that concern the area, and to access needed resources, all in a single location.
The event will take place from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Gathering Place Community Center, 6280 Bryant Street, Union City, GA 30291. NACA’s Community Day Out events are hosted in low to moderate income areas where key resources are often scarce.
NACA Community Organizer Damien Smith said, “With the wealth of resources we are bringing to each event, people are eager for this event to happen in their community. Plus, people are long overdue for some fun with the entire family. The Gathering Place, our vendors and the community leaders planning on attending are all excited to make this Community Day Out happen in Union City.”
The available services and organizations are:
- JOBS – Hiring booths from NACA, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Paige Courier Service, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia and more.
- VOTING RIGHTS – On-site Voter Registration
- HOUSING ASSISTANCE – Housing Assistance for those struggling to pay their rent, mortgage or utilities
- COMMUNITY ACTION – Formation of Community Taskforce groups through NACs (Neighborhood Action Committees)
- NUTRITION – Grocery Distribution from We Serve Community Outreach for those in need
- CONNECTIONS – Ignite – Connecting People to Resources
Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Khadijah Rahman, members of the Union City Council and Union City Mayor Vince Williams will be on hand to speak one-on-one with their constituents. More local officials and community leaders are continuing to commit to the event as well.
Promotional Video: https://vimeo.com/539418698
Houston Community Day Out – KTRK TV: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/540281563
Free Refreshments will also be available in a kid-friendly environment and a DJ will provide music.
NACA’s first Community Day Out in East Point was an outstanding success, with more than 400 people in attendance on April 17th. State Senator Sonya Halpern, District 6 Fulton County Commissioner Kadijah Abdur-Rahman and East Point City Councilman Joshua Butler were all on hand to address the crowd and speak one-on-one with many of the people in attendance.
Social distancing will be strictly enforced at the NACA Community Day Out. Masks will be required to attend the event, and PPE will be provided free to those who may need it.