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Thank you, Nokomis East

Posted on 26 May 2020 by Tesha Christensen

Becky Timm, NENA Executive Director

Nokomis East
Neighborhood
Association

By BECKY TIMM,
Executive Director
becky.timm@nokomiseast.org

Thank you, Nokomis East
Responding to NENA’s fundraising campaign, Nokomis East raised over $10,000 for the Minnehaha Food Shelf, which serves our geographic area. Community food needs continue, and neighbors can continue to support the food shelf with online donations at www.minnehaha.org/foodshelf.html. The food shelf is open each Tuesday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. All are welcome.

Summer programming updates
With rapidly changing conditions from the COVID-19 pandemic, NENA has postponed or canceled most of our regular summer programming. The annual Nokomis East Garage Sale Day scheduled in June will return in 2021. We have also canceled the Bossen Renters Party planned in July.
In brighter news, the Minneapolis Monarch Festival is revisioned as a summer-long virtual and in-person event, instead of a large festival in September. The festival will honor its mission of celebrating the 2,300-mile journey of the monarch from Minnesota to Mexico. We will continue to feature our artists, educators, chefs, and more with activities for the whole family. Visit www.monarchfestival.org to join the celebration! NENA is also looking for weekend dates in August to host the Great Nokomis East Kickball Tournament and Fundraiser.

Residents form mutual aid group
Content provided from the newly formed Nokomis East Mutual Aid. In this difficult and uncertain time, we support our community. The COVID-19 crisis has already affected all of us, and it will almost certainly get worse before it gets better. We’re your neighbors, and we’re here to help:
• If it isn’t safe for you to go to the grocery store, we’ll go for you.
• If you’re sick and need supplies, we’ll get them.
• If you need food, we’ll help you find some.
• If you just want someone to check in every once in awhile, we’d love to say hello.
There’s no charge for these services. Everyone at NEMA is a volunteer who lives in the neighborhood. If you need support and aren’t sure whether we can help, please get in touch. Call (612) 440-9174 or visit https://nokomiseastmutualaid.org.

Businesses re-opening in June
Join your neighbors in supporting our local businesses by shopping and dining in June. Some, like Nokomis Hardware and Oxendale’s Market, have served our neighborhood throughout the pandemic. In fact, Oxendale’s staff raised over $1,500 to support the Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA).
As our businesses open up and put in place new ways of operating, please treat yourself with meals and coffees to-go, sign up for virtual classes, get your dog groomed and maybe yourself, buy new shoes, and get your teeth cleaned. Most of our businesses are owned and operated by local proprietors, and they need our support now more than ever.

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