I wouldn’t ordinarily post a press release here, but The Salvation Army’s Saturday meeting is too important to rewrite, so here it is in its entirety. Pass the word. Sally’s always been the good guys to people in need. Yeah, they sometimes make you listen to a sermon before they feed you, but they generally keep it short.

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The Salvation Army is partnering with Northside Community Health Clinic and other groups to inform individuals and families about health, wellness, and exercise, as well as how to access vital social services that can help them survive as low-income members of the community. More than 475 people have already registered to attend the event.

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Local exercise groups will offer “taste of” workshops on adult and youth exercise, including beach body, Jujitsu, and wrestling where attendees can try these activities out for themselves. There will be stations offering information on diabetes, heart health, mental health, nutritional supplements, healthy recipes, and substance abuse rehab. Free blood pressure checks will be available. An outreach team will sign children up for CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and refer undocumented members of the community to programs where they can get free or low-cost medical care.

Four mini-workshops will be conducted on the following topics:
·        Diabetes
·        Anxiety
·        Family Planning
·        Pediatrics

At noon, a free lunch will be served from a Salvation Army emergency disaster food truck.

People can also get information about other Salvation Army services available to them at the center, including, after-school care for children, summer youth programs, school supplies for back-to-school, older adult day care for senior citizens, and heat relief during the hot summer months. Each person who attends one of the educational workshops will receive a ticket allowing them to register early for this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

While their parents participate in workshops, children can have fun playing supervised games and jumping in bounce houses. There will also be takeaways for the kids.

Saturday, March 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Salvation Army
3023 NW 24th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164