SELMA – Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula is hosting a free community resource fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Selma’s Lincoln Park. Residents from nearby communities are also welcome to attend.
Arambula has conducted resource fairs each fall and spring in rural communities in the 31st District that he serves to raise awareness among residents about the extent of helpful resources available to them.
“It’s important to me that residents in my district can easily access the many agencies, organizations and programs that can assist them and offer guidance,” he said. “Once people know about these services and are connected to these organizations, they can continue to seek them out. And, they can in turn tell their relatives, friends and neighbors about services that can help them with important state and local issues.”
The fair will be a one-stop shop for residents to visit nonprofits, state agencies and local organizations that provide information and services, including free health screenings. Attendees can obtain information about education, immigration, employment and legal services. Partners include the City of Selma and its Parks and Recreation Department.
California State University, Fresno’s Mobile Health Unit will be on hand providing services such as flu shots.
Poverello House will bring its Map Point unit, which is a mobile café food truck, and also distribute food. Other partners include Central California Legal Services, the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, Proteus, Inc. and the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Migrant Education Program.
The Selma Community Resource Fair is the ninth of these events. Previous resource fairs were in Kerman, Huron, Fowler, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Sanger and San Joaquin.
For more information, call Arambula’s office at 445-5532.