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Community resource fair for families, Bakersfield homeless community

Posted at 7:03 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 21:37:03-04

The Kern County Homeless Collaborative hosted their pop-up block party Friday morning that offered resources for families who reside in the Union Avenue corridor and the local homeless population. 

"All these people that you see, they really need this. They are my friends, we live next door to each other. I see them struggling all the time," attendee Dana Gillim said. 

The pop-up block party was held at the Blessing Corner on Union Avenue and Brundage Lane. They gave out free hair cuts, food and clothing. 

"I've been out here for three hours so far and I should be going home at the moment, but I've been here just conversating with everyone," attendee Denagela Kelley. 

The event also had booths there that gave attendees health services, legal assistance and veteran's services. 

"When you have people coming together as a community, it makes it better and it makes it special," Gillim said.  

For more information on the Kern County Homeless Collaborative's next outreach event, visit their website