Exodus Homes, a Catawba County United Way agency, will host a special “Everything Free” Community Outreach event on October 4, 2014 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Ridgeview Recreation Center 700 1st St SW in Hickory. This will be a lively event with great music and testimonies of recovery from addiction and incarceration to encourage the community that people can learn a new way to live. Exodus Homes has been hosting “Everything Free” Community Outreaches for the past 16 years and many people have reached back for help as a result. The last outreach event in July drew between 500 – 600 people from the Hickory area.
The “Everything Free” giveaway will include free furniture, clothing, Bibles, haircuts, manicures, and face painting for kids, with hot dogs and drinks for all who attend. ALFA will provide free and confidential HIV testing with immediate test results during the event, and the League of Women Voters will offer voter registration. The Republican and Democratic parties have been invited to participate, and candidates running for office will be able to speak to the crowd briefly about what they stand for. BOOST Hickory will be present with information about the upcoming bond referendum.
The Hickory Branch NAACP will be present with opportunities for people to become members or renew their membership. Veterans Helping Veterans will have information about their fellowship and the Stand Down next April. The Umoja Project will have information about the Theology of Inclusion, and Exodus Church clergy will be available to talk one on one with people who need spiritual support and guidance.
For more information about the Exodus Homes “Everything Free” Community Outreach, contact Rev. Susan Smith Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-962-8196.