Homeless resource fair held at Macon’s Tattnall Square Park
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Tattnall Square Park hosted the 2nd Annual Johnny Fambro Memorial Homeless Resource Fair Thursday.
The event, held at the park for the first time, started at 9 in the morning and lasted until around 2 in the afternoon.
June O’Neal, who represented the Macon Coalition to End Homelessness, said hundreds of people came to the event and were helped by the free resources provided, such as blood pressure testing, HIV screening, and even haircuts. Clothing and other necessities were also given out to those who needed them, free of charge.
“It’s all about getting the resources we need to the people who need them,” said O’Neal. “We believe homelessness should have no place in America.”
“Just remember,” she continued, “You never know who may be one paycheck away from homelessness.”
Some of the sponsors of the community fair included the Salvation Army, the Macon Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia, the Macon Re-entry Coalition, the Mentor’s Project of Bibb County, Loaves & Fishes, and the United Way, as well several other organizations.