Fair offers shots, well tests, food

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Nederland Community Center will bened community center the site of a Thanksgiving food box distribution. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. boxes filled with Thanksgiving-themed items will be offered to those who would like to see their table filled with a feast on this food holiday. The boxes are available to anyone and provided by the Emergency Family Assistance Association.
Also on that Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., local non-profits and any community human services will provide information about all the different services that are available, with subjects ranging from childcare, veterans’ assistance, care and assistance for the elderly and many more.
Many people who are still concerned that the recent flood has impacted their well water can receive a free well-testing kit. Free or low-cost flu shots will also be available at that time.
These services are sponsored by the Nederland Mayor’s Tax Force on Human Services.
There will be many human services personnel on hand to answer questions and help people apply for assistance. This year will be an exceptionally difficult holiday season for people who lost so much during the flood or were financially impacted by the devastation or lack of access to our visitor-dependent shops.
We would also like to remind everyone about the FREE FOR ALLFair offers shots, well tests, food Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on November 24 at the Community Center. There is plenty of food to go around. Nobody should go hungry. Every time someone gives, or every time someone accepts the gifts, our community grows stronger; it is a bond of sharing and receiving that brings neighbors and friends, family and strangers together.
Spread the word, make sure those who need help get it, and make use of this opportunity to enjoy all that is offered during and after the holiday season.
For more information, contact janette.taylor@forethought.net.