GR Community Resource Fair aims to prepare students for school year

Grand Rapids

GR Community Resource Fair took place Saturday at First community AME Church.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — To prepare students for a safe and equipped return to school, a group collaboration took place Saturday at the southeast side of Grand Rapids. 

The GR Community Resource Fair took place Saturday afternoon at First Community AME Church. It took place in the parking lot and started with an empty bus that was looking to get filled with school supplies for students in the community.

The GR Community Resource Fair had an empty bus to fill with school supplies for students in the community.

There was also an on-sight COVID-19 vaccination unit from Cherry Health that offered vaccines to those who wanted them. There were other resources for voter registration, and of course food, music and prizes.

Kathi Harris, the executive director of Proactive, said this was a great opportunity to prepare students for the year ahead.

“One thing is we want to get everyone vaccinated. So whatever we can do to encourage the community to come out, encourage the young people to come out, we want to make sure that happens,” Harris said. “We just wanted this to make this a fun, free day and share the information and reach our goal with the bus, try to get as many supplies on there so we can help our students returning in August.”

​The event started at 12 p.m. and wrapped up around 5 p.m.

*Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled Harris’ first name. We regret the error, which has been fixed.

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