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Non-Violence Rally and Community Unity Wellness Fair Breaks Ground February 28 at Sterett Hall
2/27/2015 3:31:57 PM

Unify the City, Krystal Klear PRHOductions, Exquisite Lane and KAS Movement present the 2015 Non-Violence Rally and Community Unity Wellness Fair on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sterett Hall Grounds (outside area located at 1530 7th Street, North Charleston, SC 29405). Sterett Hall Auditorium will be the rain location for this event.

The purpose of this event is to promote non-violence and introduce and reintroduce available resources to the community for use, such as emergency assistance, information on affordable housing, inmate restoration into society, disabilities, domestic violence, and more. The rally will consist of community speakers on those topics and more, along with cultural arts performances centered on unity. The wellness fair, which will take place after the rally, will include community organizations that will provide attendees with valuable information about services offered in and around their community.

Organizations involved in this free community event include Trident United Way, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, My Sister’s House, Palmetto Community Action Partnership formerly known as Charleston County Human Service Commission, Project L.O.V.E., Family Services, Inc., LegalShield, Father to Father Project, Inc., Tricounty Family Ministries, Hair In Motion Hair Salon & Boutique, Moedim Day Spa, Detour Movement, Inc., I Am, Lion Wellness and Healthy Living, and more. Cultural arts performances include dance by Lowcountry 7 (LC7), Spanish song and guitar, and more.

More organizations have joined in to participate this week. They include the North Charleston Police Department’s S.T.A.N.D. (Step Toward A New Direction) Program, which is geared toward helping people with a criminal past be positively restored back into society through counseling, education, mentoring and community involvement.

Participants enrolled in the program get assistance with finding jobs in the City of North Charleston. The North Charleston Fire Department plans to bring the firetruck for the kids. The Disabilities Board of Charleston County, Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, the Gullah Geechee Angel Network, and SC Solar Energy will be participating as vendors. Tricounty Family Ministries will be doing blood pressure checks. Wal-Mart has provided food for this event.

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