(Union City, GA) Union City residents will have a special opportunity to connect with community leaders and each other and also have the opportunity to receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a special “Community Day Out” event this Saturday, thanks to NACA.
This NACA Community Day Out will be a fun day out where residents can connect with community leaders, organizations, churches and businesses to talk about the issues that concern the area. The event will take place 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.
Even more importantly for many, the Fulton County Dept. of Health will be on site to administer 600 first doses of Covid-19 vaccine on a walk-up, first come, first served basis.
NACA National Director Angeanette Thibodeaux noted, “Our first event in the Atlanta area was all we could have hoped for. It was a very enjoyable time for everyone who came, with good food, fellowship and entertainment. We also had an amazing opportunity to speak with our community leaders and truly engage with them about the issues that most concern us. Our next Community Day Out will be even bigger, especially with the opportunity for so many to get their first vaccine dose.”
The participating services and organizations are:
- Hiring booths from NACA, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Paige Courier Service, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia and more.
- Zeta Phi Beta sorority
- Ignite – Connecting People to Resources
- Housing Assistance for those struggling to pay their rent, mortgage or utilities
- Formation of Community Taskforce groups through NACs (Neighborhood Action Committees)
- On-site Voter Registration
- Grocery Distribution from We Serve Community Outreach for those in need
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
Free Refreshments will also be available in a kid-friendly environment and a DJ will provide music.
More than 400 people joined an afternoon of fun while helping to create a stronger community this past Saturday at NACA’s first Atlanta-area Community Day Out at East Point City Hall. 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.