In the fall of 2007, Lazarus partnered with SafeHouse Outreach to introduce our first annual Health Day. Our first event was held on Ellis Street between Peachtree Center Avenue and Courtland Street. There were an estimated 400 guests served and 200 volunteers serving throughout the day. In 2011, we partnered with Atlanta Mission and moved the event to the Urban Garden near Centennial Olympic Park. Health Day continues to grow every year now averaging around 1,000 people.
On September 18, 2016 we held our 10th Lazarus Health Day and it was incredible. In spite of the rain, we celebrated good health and good fellowship with our brothers and sisters in the homeless community. Food was served, medical screenings given, along with haircuts & manicures, and many other services. Read more about last year’s event here.
We are so grateful for our friends at Atlanta Mission, Bulldog Movers, CMDA Atlanta, Event Services of Georgia, GVHCP, King of Pops, MailChimp, Redeemer, Trinity, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Wesleyan School, and all of our wonderful volunteers!
There are a ton of beautiful images from the day posted on our Facebook page courtesy of our friends Aaron Coury and Erin & Bryan Sintos. Please view them here, share them, and tag yourself and friends!