The biannual WT Inner-City Health Fair was hosted by West Texas A&M nursing students on Saturday, March 2.
The health fair was held at the Eastridge Mission Center and this was its eighth year. This was the first year that they collaborated with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
LANWT is a nonprofit organization that offers legal services. They offer wills, estates, landlord/tenant cases and community matters to low-income clients.
LANWT was there to provide legal information and help with the traditional screenings offered by the health professionals at the fair.
The inner-city health fair began in 2011 and it was an initiative to promote community health among homeless populations. It has now grown into a full-blown operation with health screenings for certain cancers, STDs, HIV, cholesterol and blood pressure.
Throughout the years they also started doing giveaways such as personal hygiene supplies, a variety of nutritious food items and bikes that could be won by the participants.
What began as a health information booth has now become an extensive outreach event including more than 30 local vendors and many volunteers.