History of Bless Fest:
Bless Fest was birthed in 2011 with unification of many Downriver Churches partnering to “Bless the Community” through a movement in Metro Detroit called E.A.C.H. These four years Bless Fest has connected scores of agencies, medical services, employers (for hiring purposes) and faith-based organizations in a partnership for this special day at Wayne County Community College District in Taylor. The benefits are overwhelming with community services and hope extended to 1000 homes in its earliest years, less in more recent years, with transforming results reported by 200 volunteers.
Report on 2014 Bless Fest:
The 4th annual Bless Fest was held at Wayne County Community College-Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, MI on Sat. May 3, 2014 from 9 am until 2 pm. The 2014 Bless Fest had 500 registered attendees, 85 medical screenings (8 people needed urgent attention), doctor consultations, medical care from MPRO staff, 50 hearing tests, and people obtained Health Care Insurance. Businesses took applications for available positions at our Job Fair, 44 Help Agencies & Organizations provided FREE resources at booths, a variety of helpful workshops were offered every 45 min. on relevant needs for families. A gift book entitled “2 Word Stories” providing stories of local community people who found Hope were requested by 200 people, who received counsel & prayer for their needs. Also budget-supporting churches and a local food pantry gave out hundreds of boxes of groceries, vegetables, meat & bread, and kids zone provided 79 K5-5th Graders a fun day. See 2014 Program Guide on this website listed at “BlessFest Partners” tab and “Sponsoring Churches” tab for more info.
Date for 2015 Bless Fest – Not Determined Yet
Agencies and Businesses wishing to be part of a future event can contact:
The Information Center, 20500 Eureka Road Suite 110. Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: (734) 282-7171. Fax: (734) 282-7105 info@TheInfoCenter.info.
Photos provided by Wendy Alley, Wayne Vannice and Bev Nissley
Movie produced by Ryan Nissley