Recession Survival Fair – June 6

Unemployment doesn’t leave me huge amounts of free time. On the contrary, I tend to stay pretty damn busy. Even days with light schedules tend to fill up quickly with other activities that had been pushed down the to-do list. While I’ve been bored often – job sites don’t make for interesting reading – I never wont for something productive to do. I haven’t napped in months. My video game playing is suffering. I’ve long since defaulted on my plan to set aside one day each week to explore the city. And the online gambling addiction I covet has yet to develop. I’ve been pretty good.

Lately I’ve been helping to organize a local Recession Survival Fair. I may be unemployed, but my situation could be a lot worse. Plenty of people’s are, and they need help. Hopefully we can give them some this weekend.

The Recession Survival Fair will be a non-partisan community service event to assist Brooklyn and New York City residents in tackling the challenges springing from the economic recession. Attendees will have free access to important information and professional help on a range of relevant topics, including healthcare, food and nutrition, job search, debt and personal finance, and tenants’ rights and foreclosure. DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center, will also be conducting a drive for potential donor matches. All help will be provided free of charge, although participants will also be invited to offer their own expertise to the community in exchange. Here are the particulars…

Who: Brooklyn for Barack (718-757-8572) in association with The Stuyvesant Heights Parents Association
What: Recession Survival Fair, to provide professional info and help to Brooklyn and New York City residents hurt by the economic recession
When: Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 230 Decatur St. (near Lewis Ave.) in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
How: Subway: A, C to Utica Ave; Bus: B15 to Bainbridge Street; B25, B26 to Lewis Avenue; B43, B46 to MacDonough Street.

Please pass the message along to New Yorkers who need help. And please reach out to me if you’d like to volunteer. It’s a good cause.

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