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Sheriff Rochelle Bilal and the Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff is announcing the first Unity in the Community Day to be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mount Airy Church of God in Christ, 6401 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. This is being held in conjunction with our partners, a number of Philadelphia nonprofits, elected officials and other city agencies.

This event, which the Sheriff’s Office has created in partnership with A Home Is A Right, Inc., and Mount Airy Church of God in Christ, will feature offerings for all community members. Thanks to the participation of dozens of organizations, the event will include a job fair with Amazon and other employers, children’s activities, live performances by spoken-word artists and the West Powelton Drill Team, and free food for all, courtesy of Brown’s Shop-Rite, Caring For Friends, Laborers’ Local Union 57 and Laborers' District Council. 

“In these times of uncertainty, when we are beset by an epidemic of gun violence, the continuing threat of COVID-19, and the fraying of our very social fabric, an event like this – where we can all come together and enjoy being around each other, helping each other, connecting with each other again – it is a necessary part of regaining and strengthening our people, our community and our city. I thank all of those who have stepped up and stepped forward to help us make this the first of many such events, and I welcome Philadelphians from across the city to join us on Saturday to experience just what makes this the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.” – Sheriff Rochelle Bilal.

About the Office of The Sheriff of Philadelphia

As the pandemic continues, the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office wants to ensure that Philadelphia residents can remain in their homes, which is why the Sheriff’s Office supports any programs that help residents. It is important that Philadelphia residents contact the Sheriff’s Office if they believe they have been illegally evicted by someone who was impersonating a Deputy Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office will also continue to host food giveaways and virtual town halls to answer any questions that residents may have. If there are any questions that a resident may have, they can reach out to the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office at 215-686-3530 or 215-686-3542.

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