ARS, Thai CDC Join for Mayor’s ‘CommUNITY’ Day in Little Armenia

HOLLYWOOD–The Armenian Relief Society Hollywood “Mayr” chapter will join the Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) on Saturday, July 19 in hosting a consumer resource health fair to help East Hollywood residents access critical health programs and services.

The Community Day of Service, set to be held in Little Armenia, is being organized in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, the Royal Thai Consulate and the Office of Councilman Eric Garcetti. It will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the MTA Portal Plaza on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Western Ave in East Hollywood.

The fair, titled, "Live, Work & Play in East Hollywood" aims to improve the quality of life for East Hollywood residents by creating opportunities for improved health, housing, jobs and recreation. Through this event, which is free to the public, the Thai CDC and its partners, including the ARS, hope to make information pertinent to the needs of East Hollywood individuals, families and their children for an improved quality of life more accessible.

Residents will have the benefit of learning more about the services and programs for themselves and their families including free health screenings, information about health care, housing, legal issues, utilities, financial well-being, and more.

Besides providing social services to the community, as part of the Mayor’s “CommUNITY Day” of Service this year, the event also aims to recruit more members from the community to volunteer at this social service event and come together in a unifying spirit of service.

The East Hollywood community is very diverse, having many recent immigran’s from several Latin American countries, Armenia, Russia, and Thailand. This fair will help these individuals access information that will help them to be wise consumers, enjoying good health and recreation.

The fair was made possible by the leadership of the Thai CDC and the following sponsors: the City of LA Community Redevelopment Agency, the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and the Thai Health Network. The event is also being co-hosted by the development firm that owns the site where the fair is being held, McCormack, Baron and Salazar, the Armenian National Committee, the local Ralphs supermarket, and the Los Feliz Methodist Church. We anticipate the fair will draw approximately 800 people from the East Hollywood area.

The Armenian Relief Society was founded in 1910 and is an independent, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization (NGO) serving the humanitarian, social, and educational needs of Armenia’s and the communities in which they live. The ARS has affiliate chapters in more than 20 countries ‘s including chapters throughout the United States ‘s and is an NGO on the roster in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ARS is a 501(c)3 charitable, tax-exempt organization.

The Thai Community Development Center is a non-profit organization engaged in improving the quality of life and standard of living for economically disadvantaged Thais and other ethnic immigran’s and minorities through community economic development strategies.

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