BARRON COUNTY -- Community Connections to Prosperity is a local coalition working to help individuals, organizations, and agencies understand and help alleviate the challenges of poverty. Our mission is to empower every one of our neighbors in Barron County with skills, resources, and personal connections so that we may all enjoy lives free of poverty.
In early February, the coalition will be hosting the second multi-agency resource event (MARE) in Barron County. These events help address the needs of our neighbors by bringing services together under one roof and meeting their needs onsite.
Over twenty-five agencies will come together to help community members in need with housing, food, clothing, mental health, heat and utilities, transportation, medical care, victim services, disability resources, employment, childcare, transition services for young adults with disabilities, free haircuts, and so much more.
“We are asking for the community’s support to help make a big difference for people in our community,” said Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. “If your business or organization has something to offer, please reach out to see how you can support these efforts.”
The coalition is asking for community support to enhance services and better meet attendee's needs. Donations of nonperishable food items, laundry supplies, and full-size personal care items are requested. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Event planners are seeking community groups who can provide and serve a hot meal for attendees or sponsor a meal for agencies and volunteers at each event.
If you, your agency, or your business is able to help provide services or a meal, donate supplies or money, or would be interested in sponsoring future events, please contact event organizers at email@example.com or call 715-537-5691.