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Resource fair held in Kenosha's uptown neighborhood

Posted at 10:06 AM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 11:06:16-04

KENOSHA — On Saturday morning, a resource fair was held for people in Kenosha after days of unrest.

On nights of unrest, many people told TMJ4 News that they saw police and National Guard resources. However, they wanted to make sure other resources were available for people who need it.

“This is a blessing," said Kenosha resident Fredrick Walker.

Food, clothes, and assistance were just some of the things available for Kenosha residents just weeks after unrest in their neighborhood.

“This is about togetherness. Trying to bring the community back,” Walker said.

The resource fair was put on by the City of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention and Kenosha County Division of Health.

Mental health support and other resources were also available through Amri Counseling.

“We needed to be able to get out here and let people know there are many agencies with resources,” said Jennifer Freiheit, a Kenosha County Health Officer.

Around the corner, Arnetta Griffin cooked for the community with her outreach group, God's Kitchen. It was a separate event, with the same mission to help the community.

“We strong. We strong. We come together. What people did, that’s only going to bring us closer,” Griffin said.

No matter where people got their resources today - officials want people to know they are always available.

To contact Amri Mental Health Counseling, click here.

Visit the Kenosha County Division Health here.

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