A newly-chartered branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People dedicated to serving the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area is seeking new members interested in serving as catalysts in their community.
President David B. Rich said the goal of the new branch, which launched in February, is to join with other organizations, service agencies and faith-based institutions to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination, while seeking legislation and policies at the local and state level that address the needs of the community.
The branch also hopes to encourage local residents with strong leadership abilities to become more actively involved in their communities through job fairs, educational outreach, health and wellness fairs, youth leadership programs and an annual Freedom Fund Dinner, he said.
In addition to expanding its general membership, the group is seeking young people, and adults willing to serve as their role models, for the M.O.T. Youth Branch.
The M.O.T. NAACP meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the Sgt. William Lloyd Nelson VFW Post 3792 at 5695 Summit Bridge Road between Middletown and Townsend.
For more information about joining the M.O.T. NAACP branch, contact Rich by calling (302) 285-9985 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.