Community resource fair to be hosted by Washington Local SchoolsWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington Local Schools will host a community resource fair Jan. 11.
The fair will feature more than 45 agencies and organizations from throughout the community that can assist with information on health care, education and financial counseling among other topics.
“There are so many resources out there. [The fair] is kind of a one-stop shop for a bunch of different agencies that are available,” said Sara Hoffman, co-coordinator of the event and counselor at Washington Junior High School. “Our goal is to spread the word on all that is available.
The community resource fair is in its second year and was started by Todd Buck, a language arts teacher at Whitmer High School, and Hoffman to help the community.
Some agencies participating in this year’s event include; American Red Cross, Economic Opportunity Planning Association (EOPA), Lourdes College, Lucas County Workforce Development Agency -The Source, Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority, Mercy College, Ohio Benefits Bank, ProMedica Health System, United Way and University of Toledo.
In addition to providing information, the fair will host free blood pressure screenings and have raffles, Hoffman said.
The fair is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Whitmer, 5601 Clegg Drive. For more information, visit www.wls4kids.org.