DETROIT (WWJ) – A local group is inviting residents of the Southeast Michigan to heal their mind and body through “Lovin’ the D,” a free resource and entertainment fair that will provide relief to struggling residents.
The event will be held at Wayne State University’s Matthaei Athletic Complex located at Warren and Trumbell in Detroit on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some of the resources that will be made available to residents include free medical and dental exams, groceries, and clothes – along with a job fair.
The event is organized by the leaders of EACH (Everyone a Chance to Hear) with assistance from over 560 church communities from around the region and other professional resources. Along with helping people with physical needs, the fair is designed to show people the hope that can be found through religion.
“This event is all about loving the people in our region,” said Pastor Christopher Brooks of Evangel Ministries in Detroit, one of the event’s organizers. “It’s helping folks while sharing and showing the love of Jesus to our neighbors, friends, family members and co-workers.”
“Lovin’ the D” will feature guest speakers Bob Tebow, father of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and minster of his own congregation, Kirsten Haglund, a Michigan native who was Miss America 2008, Gray Harwell, the son of legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, and Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson. Other speakers include Dr. Joseph Jennings, who served as a National Youth Advocate on President George W. Bush’s Advisory Council on the prevention of AIDS/HIV in the United States, and current Michigan State University starting linebacker and Detroit native Chris Norman. Guest speakers will be speaking throughout the day starting at 4 p.m.
There will also be live music performances by Detroit’s own Rock Nation and Damita Haddon. Other events include a family fun zone for children, a youth program that encourages kids to make good decisions in life, and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Kids, teenagers, adults and seniors are all invited to attend and enjoy the day.
“This day would not happen without this outpouring of love from individuals and organizations who are invested in metro Detroit,” said Pastor Brooks.
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