Drive-thru Community Connect COVID edition event set for April 17

The COVID edition of Community Connect – Community Connect on the Go – 2021 — set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at 2|42 Community Church on Grand River Avenue in Brighton, rain or shine — will be able to serve 700+ people.

The event’s planning committee recognized the necessity for support and resources – now more than ever. To that end, it worked to create a drive through event to provide for the unmet needs of Livingston County individuals and families. The event, as always, is specific to Livingston County folks and will provide basic needs such as personal care items, pantry staples, household paper items like toilet paper, laundry detergent and a sack lunch.

In the past, this free event, usually held in February, connected people with needed information, resources, and free services in a family-friendly, convenient environment.  Guests were provided access to free health screenings, legal consultation, employment services featuring local job opportunities, food, clothing, books, personal care items, haircuts, and much more.

Due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the planning committee decided to re-imagine the 2021 event and focus only on basic needs this year.

As for the resource fair component of the event, an electronic folder of local resources will be shared with the guests via a QR code at registration.

“The Livingston County agencies and organizations who serve our community are committed to finding innovative ways to deliver much-needed resources to those who are struggling,” said Amy Johnston, Community Collaborative Planner and member of the Community Connect Planning Committee. “We are dedicated to providing some items to meet basic needs to our fellow community members at this time.”

For updates check out https://www.facebook.com/HomelessCCC.

To obtain more information, contact Amy Johnston at 810.772.4827 or at ajohnston@cmhliv.org.

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