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Reno (April 12, 2023): The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is hosting a Community Resource & Food Fair on Sunday, April 16 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Wat Buddhapradeep, Thai Buddhist Temple at 1100 12th St, Sparks, NV 89431. The Reno-area event will bring the community together for free resources, activities and commemorate the end of the Songkran Festival, the yearly water festival of the Thai New Year.
The Community Resource & Food Fair will provide resources including a free basic medical check-up, provide help with applying for US citizenship assistance, food assistance, health insurance enrollment and SNAP, and feature a fresh fruits & vegetables giveaway. Flu, COVID-19 and HPV vaccines & boosters will be available during the event.
This free event will raise awareness of available direct support services for people in the Northern Nevada region and feature information services and tables from local community-based organizations including Immunize Nevada, Safeway Pharmacy, Anthem, Molina Healthcare and Health Plan of Nevada.
With tremendous growth in the Asian and Pacific Islander community across Nevada, ACDC opened their Reno office last year to better serve the community across the state. The Asian Community Development Council’s area office is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5pm and located at 170 S. Virginia St. Suite 204, Reno, NV 89501.
ACDC would like to give special thanks to the event’s sponsors: Immunize Nevada, Safeway Pharmacy, Anthem, Molina Healthcare and Health Plan of Nevada.
If you would like to attend the event, please sign up here: https://bit.ly/acdcrenoresourcefair
Shuyi Huang, Northern Nevada Outreach Manager
ABOUT THE ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015 in Las Vegas and opened their Reno location in 2022. ACDC opened the Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center in August 2022. Among the services ACDC offers include: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), culturally-sensitive food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, GraduAsian, Asian Night Market and the Run for Rice and Walk for Wellness 5k.
For more information about the Asian Community Development Council, visit www.acdcnv.org
ABOUT WAT BUDDHAPRADEEP OF RENO
Wat Buddhapradeep of Reno Thai Buddhist Temple was established in 2015 by Abbott & President Venerable Sitthiporn Mitwichian (Phra Khru Vorasitthivited). Wat Buddhapradeep of Reno is a place of worship and spiritual/mind development. The temple is open to the general public and welcomes all who wish to explore, learn, develop, and/or be a part of our monastic community. The temple’s monks and lay devotees are dedicated to serving the people who visit the temple, whether they are regulars who frequent the temple or just one-time visitors. Every year the temple celebrates 3 different Buddhist holidays (Vesakha Puja Day; Asalha Puja Day; Magha Puja Day), the Buddhist Lent, and 2 Thai cultural events (Songkran Festival; Loy Krathong). The dates for these holidays and events are based on the lunar calendar and thus land on a different date each year. For exact time and dates, please follow: https://www.facebook.com/BuddhapradeepBuddhistcenter/
For more information about Wat Buddhapradeep, visit https://www.buddhapradeep.org/