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Catholic Charities has only been in business for almost a year, but has made big leaps to involve the community in a very positive way.
The first ever Community Service Fair will be held on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the First Christian Church Disciple Center, 802 North Quinn, and Catholic Charities encourages citizens to get involved and get volunteers.
âThe purpose of this Fair is to let the community know what is available,â said Catholic Charities Director, Julia Gonzales. âEverybody has different needs and we are just trying to serve the public and help each and every one with something that is going on in their lives.â
The Fair will showcase all of the many outstanding organizations, agencies, churches, and individuals that quietly and effectively do so much for the communities. It will also provide an avenue for getting information out and sharing missions with the public.
Catholic Charities is providing the spaces free to community Service Organizations and will be providing door prizes every hour to the public that attends. Each organization may present their own door prizes as well if they choose to do so.
Julia said that Catholic Charities offers assistance to individuals with utility, electric, and rent needs. She also sets up meeting and consultations on a regular basis and although there is no attorney at this organization at this time, they are able to set up meetings via Skype or by other means necessary. Julia has assisted refugee families as well and has had about six families of this sort in the last year since the business has been open.
Stop by and see Juila for a registration form for the Community Service Fair if interested, or if you would like to meet with her for other needs and reasons. Catholic Charities in located at 904 N. Main and is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.