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Public invited to attend Wilmington Community Resource Fair tomorrow at Prices Run Park

Date Posted: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

More than 700 City residents attended previous event last month

Wilmington – More than two dozen government agencies, service providers, and civic organizations will come together tomorrow from 1-4 p.m. at a Wilmington Community Resource Fair sponsored by the Attorney General’s office in conjunction with Wilmington Mayor Dennis P. Williams. Tomorrow’s event, to take place in the City’s Prices Run Park, is the second of three resource fairs planned in the City this year; the first took place August 2nd in at Kosciuszko Park, and a third is set for next Saturday, September 20 in Christina Park.

“Our Community Resource Fair at Prices Run Park is part of an expanding effort to reduce street crime and strengthen communities by engaging with neighborhood residents, providing safe and fun activities for families, and building strong relationships with the communities we serve,” Attorney General Beau Biden said today. “More than 700 residents attended our first community resource fair last month at Kosciuszko Park, and we’re bringing even more resources together on the east side tomorrow. I urge residents to attend this free event, learn of the many services available to them, and help us send a clear message that we’re committed to working together to make our streets safer.”

Tomorrow’s event features family-friendly activities, including a moon bounce and free food provided by Rita’s Water Ice and Grotto’s Pizza. In addition, residents will have an opportunity to connect on-site with staff from government agencies and other organizations to discuss resources they can utilize to improve their communities. Informational tables will be staffed on-site to connect attendees to a wide range of state resources available through a number of organizations, including:

  • Attorney General’s Office (featuring the Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance Program, Crime Strategies Unit, and Pitch from the Pulpit for Mentors initiative)
  • City of Wilmington (featuring Constituent Services, License & Inspections, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Real Estate and Housing, and the Wilmington Fire Department)
  • Brandywine Women’s Health Associates/Marketplace Guide
  • Chose Health DE
  • DART
  • Delaware Center for Horticulture
  • Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC)
  • Delaware Council on Gambling Problems
  • Delaware Family Voices
  • De-Lead Wilmington Real Estate and Housing
  • Delaware Residential Reentry Center
  • Delaware Division of Public Health
  • Freire Charter School Wilmington
  • Legal Services Corp. of Delaware
  • New Castle County Recorder of Deeds
  • Praying Ground Church
  • Prestige Academy Charter School
  • Safelinkwireless
  • Saint Francis LIFE Program
  • The Literacy Program
  • The Healthy Corner Store Project
  • 3rd District Neighborhood Planning Council
  • Vandever Ave Civic Association, Inc.
  • Wilmington Police 911 Center
  • Wilmington’s Cease Fire
  • Women of Color Domestic Violence Task Force (WOCTF)
  • YMCA of Delaware- Central YMCA

The Community Resource Fairs are spearheaded by Biden’s Crime Strategies Unit, which he created earlier this year to combat crime on the local level. Read the original press release announcing the Wilmington Resource Fairs.

 

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