The Salisbury Community Action Teams, created from a series of community meetings designed to tackle some of the city’s biggest challenges, will host the second annual Community Resource Fair for parents and children, Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hurley YMCA.
The Fair brings together local agencies specializing in health, addiction, education and family support in one place.
There will be a special interactive session for parents on how youth hide drugs, alcohol and other paraphenalia, school supply giveaways and door prizes. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Community Action Teams were born in 2017 in order to help advance the vision of a “healthier community that provides a livable environment which is safer, with higher educational achievement, stronger workforce and employment opportunities and better relationships between the community, the City and law enforcement.”
The vision and focus areas were developed by Salisbury residents over a two-month period of work sessions in early 2017, featuring more than 20 community stakeholders from organizations including educational institutions, the Salisbury Police Department, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Livingstone and Catawba Colleges, and the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP.
For more information on the Community Resource Fair or to join the Community Action Teams, please contact Anne Little, human relations manager at email@example.com or call (704) 638-5218.