For its annual community block party and alumni reunion, Open House Ministries is keeping the party atmosphere but adding on a family resource fair.
In addition to the fun — free food, music, a thrift store fashion show and kid zone — attendees will find booths for 25 organizations tailored to people who are low-income or homeless, said Judi McMorine, development director at Open House. Those organizations include C-Tran, Share, Friends of the Carpenter, Medical Teams International, 211info, Clark College, Lighthouse Community Credit Union, Columbia River Mental Health Services and the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington.
“We thought it would be a good fit,” McMorine said.
In the past, the block party included vendors selling products, but it “didn’t really hit the mark,” she said.