Servants Arms 10th Annual Community Block Party
- Date: 09/16/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SERVANTS ARMS 10TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
Servants Arms is hosting its 10th Annual Block Party. The community based organization is inviting everyone to La Puente Park and Community Center on Saturday, September 16, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 P.M. The park is located at 501 N. Glendora Ave. in the City of La Puente.
Servants Arms is a nonprofit organization (501(c)3) established to assist people in finding shelter, providing support to the homeless, and focusing on education. The Block Party helps to make the public aware of the organization’s outreach and allows it to have direct access to the wider community.
Last year 577 people were served at the Block Party. They were given free appliances, clothing, shoes, groceries, and other accessories. You read that right. Everything was given away at no cost. The giveaways are on a “first come, first serve” basis.
People who attended last year’s Block Party said Servants Arms is meeting its goal of “reaching community needs.” According to one recipient, "You are doing a great job getting the community together and being helpful to our youth.” Another comment echoed that sentiment, "Continue to do the good work you are doing for us."
Angela Urrutia chairperson of this year’s event, says, “Helping people with basic items like food, clothing, and shoes is a great way to let the community know we are here to help.”
In addition to the free giveaways, Servants Arms will conduct free health screenings. The three hour event is open to the public. People are advised to arrive early.
Servants Arms has successfully gained support from major companies and organizations, including Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (Formally Alcoa Fastening Systems), Amar Road Self Storage, City of La Puente, Kids Dental Kare, Los Angeles Diamond Lions Club, PepsiCo, Reynolds Buick, Serenity Infant Care, Southern California Edison, St. Stephen Baptist Church, Todd Memorial Chapel, and the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.
If you would like to support Servants Arms in their efforts, please visit their website at www.servantsarms.org and clicking “donate” or mail checks to: Servants Arms, 15913 Old Valley Blvd., Suite A, La Puente, CA 91744.