Report on 2013 Bless Fest:

The 3rd annual Bless Fest was held at  Wayne County Community College-Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, MI  on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9 am until 2 pm. This year’s Bless Fest offered 700 registered attendees on-site free medical & dental care, free health and spinal screenings, free expo of 40 agency resources & workshops, free job fair with 28 employers offering 1,117 prospective jobs, free groceries & vegetables for up to 1000 homes (extra distributed by churches next day) and free kids zone with inflatables for children ages 5-11. Practical workshops were presented by local agencies and organizations every 30 minutes from 10 am – 1:30 pm. See 2013 Program Guide of Bless Fest is listed at “BlessFest Partners” and “Sponsoring Churches” tabs at www.Blessfest.info.  

History of Bless Fest:

Bless Fest was birthed in 2011 with unification of many downriver Churches partnering together through a movement in the Detroit Metro area called EACH. These three 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. The benefits are overwhelming with community services, hope extended and transforming results reported by several hundred volunteers. 


Date for 2014 Bless Fest is Sat. May 3, 9am - 2pm.

Agencies & Businesses as well as people who missed this year are already asking about the 2014 date. Location will remain at Wayne County Community College, 21000 Northline in Taylor.  Doors open Sat. May 3 at 9am.  Come early.  Fairs and workshops will remain open for people who register, but will close at 2pm.
 

How Can I Volunteer, Training on Tue. April 15, 6-7pm.

List your name, email and volunteer info at the Job Fair Sign-up, Medical Care Sign-up or Expo & Workshop Sign-up and it will go to respective Leader. Bless Fest Leaders are listed under the BlessFest Leadership tab. Attendance at Volunteer Training at WCCC on Tuesday April 15 from 6-7pm is requested. Thanks to over 200 Volunteers who made this year a great success! See 2013 Bless Fest video put on your calendar to come to training Tuesday April 15 at WCCC, 21000 Northline - Taylor and at Bless Fest Saturday May 3 at WCCC - Taylor.

Highlights from BlessFest 2013!
Photos by Wendy Alley and Wayne Vannice.
Movie by Ryan Nissley