Minority Health Fair Helps Bridge Growing Diverse Community


A local health fair is helping to meet the needs of a growing and diverse community in Grand Island.

From blood pressure screenings to voter registration, Saturday's minority health fair provided a well–rounded opportunity to living better lives.

This event reached out to refugees and immigrants who may not have known what services are available to help them; but as Grand Island becomes more diverse, the need to work together becomes greater.

"Growth always is different, so keeping in mind that people need to know the ways of their new home and also how can they get involved," said G.I. Multicultural Coalition's Carlos Barcenas.

"Somebody was helping me to come to this level, so I must also try to help. We all help each other to become a people, to become a community, to become a nation, to live, to lead a good life," said volunteer Jabier Koni. "Anyone looking for help is vulnerable, needs help to put him on right way to be self reliant, to be the right citizen."

More than 150 people came out to Saturday's health fair.