Sacramento communities come together during tough times
When evaluating neighborhoods to find a new residence, potential homeowners may search for communities made up of citizens who will work together to help each other during times of need. Unfortunately, these places can be hard to find, especially during the recent tough economic times in the United States. However, the owners of homes for sale in Sacramento have proven time and time again that they take care of their own, and recent events speak to this trend.
Southside Park Pool
This pool was closed in August of 2010, as the economic conditions at the time resulted in budget cuts that affected many public utilities. However, the surrounding neighborhoods and local stores collected money to help reopen the pool, and even convinced the YMCA to get involved. As a result, citizens will be able to swim in the public pool from June 16th until Labor Day.
"The YMCA is thrilled that we are able to work with the city and local residents to open Southside Park Pool this summer," said YMCA president Jay Lowden, according to the Sacramento Press. "The pool is a great community asset that is enjoyed by thousands of local residents."
People don't need to be members of the YMCA to swim - the pool will be open to residents of all ages.
Meadowview Center Career Fair
It is no secret that jobs can be hard to find. Even in great economic times, meeting the right people, finding a job listing and writing an eye-catching cover letter and resume can be difficult. In Sacramento, local retailers and companies are participating in a career fair designed to help residents find employment opportunities.
The Sacramento Bee reported the fair will be held on May 24th at the Samuel Pannell Meadowview Community Center at 2450 Meadowview Road. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will provide access to representatives from over 30 companies. Employment experts will also be on hand to review resumes.
EMQ FamiliesFirst's Capital City Cape
This event took place on April 22nd, 2012, and raised more than $85,000 for underprivileged children and teenagers in the greater Sacramento area, according to The Wall Street Journal. In addition, it was an incredibly fun event, with hundreds of people and children dressed as their favorite fictional characters.
These are just a few of the many projects that communities in Sacramento regularly plan and execute. If you are looking for a city with residents who care for their neighbors, Sacramento may be the place for you.