Upcoming event: Community Resource Day on Oct. 10

September 29, 2015

Community Resource Day on Oct. 10 will bring services, information and activities directly to area residents who may not have easy access to them.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Fayette Street between Market and Dunlap streets. That area will be closed to vehicular traffic for the event.

At least 33 participants will be part of the day’s activities, according to the Rev. Jane B. Johnson, pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Martinsville.

Community service agencies, organizations, medical center, Piedmont Arts, New College Institute and Patrick Henry Community College have been invited “to join us in bringing resources to community residents who do not have easy access to these resources,” Johnson stated. “Nothing like this event has been held in our community for 10 years or more.”

The event also will include free blood pressure screenings and health information pertinent to African-American residents, music, food, children’s activities and a clothing giveaway.

The event also will feature information about upcoming events at Grace Presbyterian, including a brunch featuring a speaker on “Dealing With Depression.”

Transportation will be provided for residents of Maplewood Apartments, where a member of Grace Presbyterian is the program director.

Grace Presbyterian is sponsoring the event in a partnership with the Martinsville Police Department and Forest Hills Presbyterian Church.

“We are sponsoring Community Resource Day as an outreach event to once again get outside the doors of our church into the streets as a part of our annual Stewardship Month to show the residents in our community that God cares about all their needs,” Johnson stated.

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