Community Fair Brings Assistance to Westminster Families
The Westminster community has always been a valued part of Adams County and this relationship was demonstrated last week at the Adams County Citizen Assistance Fair held at Harris Park Elementary.
The purpose of the fair was to support community members that were in need of food assistance, healthcare, employment and educational opportunities among other amenities.
Organized by Student Services Coordinator, Tony Streno and his team along with Herb Covey and the Adams County Human Services Department, the event lent many a helping hand. “Without the neighborhood food truck it would be difficult for my family to eat three times a day, or even to feed my children anything nutritious,” said one community member and mother of two.
Adults were not the only community members who utilized the fair’s resources as children were able to gather school supplies and brand new backpacks to start the school year right.
“There was a wide range of people that attended, all requesting different services,” said Emily Jacobs, the Wellness Grant Coordinator in District 50. “It was great to see so many free resources available to help them.”
The Assistance Fair was one of two that have been held in Thornton and Westminster. A third Fair will be held at the Hyland Hills Water World (1800 W. 89th Avenue Federal Heights, CO 80260) on August 27th between 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM.
Posted August 21, 2014