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Manchester Cares initiative in full swing

A new citywide initiative, Manchester Cares, provides help, support, volunteers and care to those in need throughout the region. This initiative was established earlier this year by city of Manchester leadership.

Manchester Cares has already sponsored and completed a number of community events, including February’s Veterans resource event, three American Red Cross blood drives [with another scheduled for August], and most recently, a food drive to benefit Circle Of Concern.

This month, the city has planned two ballot notarization drives so that absentee or mail-in ballot voters easily can get their ballots notarized. The two events held at Paul A. Schroeder Park will happen on Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to noon.

“The city of Manchester believes through service for others, we grow stronger as a community,” said Mayor Mike Clement.

Manchester Cares is collaborating with several local organizations to produce these events. February’s veteran resource event was made possible due to a partnership between Manchester United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the Missouri Job Center – Arnold. The food drive was through its partnership with Arthur Murray Dance Studio, the Manchester Business Association and Circle Of Concern.

Manchester Cares is open to suggestions on ways to best serve the community. To discuss partnering with Manchester Cares on a community event, contact the city’s communication specialist, Ellie Schmidt, at communications@manchestermo.gov.

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