NENA offers many ways to get involved in your community.
• Southside Neighborhoods Garage Sale Day – Matching buyers and sellers throughout the Nokomis East and Standish-Ericsson neighborhoods, plus Corcoran and the Longfellow Community Council neighborhoods on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Visit standish-ericsson.org/garagesale2021/ for a map of the sales.
• Nokomis East Free Food Distributions – On the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, NENA hosts a free food distribution at 5735 Sander Drive from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. All are welcome, and volunteers are needed. Items include dairy, meat, fresh produce, pantry staples, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and culturally appropriate food options. For more information, visit nokomiseast.org/nokomis-east-free-food-distribution/
• Minnehaha Food Shelf – Every Tuesday, the Minnehaha Food Shelf is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at 3701 E. 50th Street. For more information, visit minnehaha.org/foodshelf.html
Staying in Place Grants
NENA is pleased to offer our Staying in Place grant program through its nonprofit partner, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.
Staying in Place Grants help vulnerable adults (lower-income households, seniors, residents living with a disability, and/or veterans) address outstanding housing maintenance issues. Rebuilding Together Twin Cities will provide access to needed funds to help these property owners living on fixed incomes make repairs to live safely in place with economic stability.
Safe at Home: Provide home safety and fall prevention modifications and ramps for older adults and individuals living with a disability.
Home Repair: Provide volunteer-delivered repairs, including weatherizing, cleaning, installing flooring, patching and painting, siding, and landscaping, and timely contractor-delivered repair or replacement of essential systems, such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, outer envelope, and roofs. For more information, visit nokomiseast.org/staying-in-place/ or call NENA at (612) 724-5652.
The Nokomis East Business Association is a volunteer-driven, fully independent organization. Our membership is open to local businesses - both storefront and home-based - as well as service organizations located in the Nokomis East neighborhood of Minneapolis.
NEBA works to promote our members and area businesses through our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts, newsletter, and through networking meetings and gatherings. By working together, we can build a stronger, richer, and more vibrant community. Find out more about NEBA, its great programming, and become a member at www.nokomiseastba.com.
Meetings and events:
6/1/2021: NENA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee at 6:30 pm, Via Zoom
6/9/2021: Nokomis East Free Food Distribution at 2-4 p.m.
6/17/2021: NENA Green Initiatives Committee at 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom
6/23/2021: Nokomis East Free Food Distribution at 2-4 p.m.
6/24/2021: NENA Board of Directors at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom