Inauguration of new HUB building brings hope to local community

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AUGUSTA, GA. (WJBF)- On Saturday, the HUB celebrated the grand opening of its new location, welcoming the community for food, activities and information.

“There was a lot of planning for the inauguration. Uh, we wanted it to be really big. We wanted the whole community to join in the festivities today. So we tried to make sure everyone had a type of activity that they liked,” said opening committee member Dr. Darryl Nettles.

The HUB comprises two buildings on the corner of Wall Street and Chafee Street that house several local nonprofit organizations and the Boys and Girls Club.

“I think it’s amazing for the community, uh, it’s going to touch a lot of kids and, uh, it’s going to be a positive impact with Augusta as they’re still trying to build Augusta,” local resident Samantha Martin said. . -Fowler said.

A few teenagers from the Youth Challenge Academy were already there to make good use of their time.

“I love seeing kids having fun and it just makes me want to go harder and inspires me to do more,” said Ahjaden Hughes.

The organizations that will serve the community from the HUB are Augusta Locally Grown Cooking Services.

“Who is the farmer’s market. Since we’re in a food desert here, I think this is one of the beginnings for the community when it comes to nutrition and healthier eating,” Dr. Nettles said.

The HUB is part of a $10 million investment in the community by Augusta National Golf Club and its business partners through the MCG Foundation.

“Harrisburg Family Healthy, which is for people who don’t have health insurance and not just residents of Harrisburg or Laney Walker, is for everyone and I think it’s a good start for these communities,” Dr Nettles said.

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