Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Inauguration of the ALASI Resource Center in Huntingburg, Indiana

HUNTINGBURG- The City of Huntingburg is set to witness a momentous event as the first Asociaci√≥n Latinoamericana del Sur de Indiana (ALASI) Resource Center opens its doors at 511 E 4th Street. 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on September 15, 2023 at 1:30 PM, signifying a remarkable step forward in providing essential resources and assistance to the local Latino community.

The ALASI Resource Center, accessible through the website https://www.alasiindiana.com, emerges as a beacon of support for the Latino population in Dubois County and surrounding areas. The center will serve as a hub for essential resources and assistance, tackling language barriers and fostering community growth. With a resolute commitment to addressing language barriers and empowering the community, the center aims to bridge the gap and foster access to vital services such as ESL classes, medical care, housing resources, and immigration guidance.

This monumental achievement has been made possible through the unwavering support of esteemed donors who have recognized the importance of fostering inclusivity and promoting community well-being. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the founding donors: German American Bank, OFS, Menke Foundation, Meyer Distributing/Meyer Logistics, Farbest Foods, Memorial Hospital, Kimball International, Kimball Electronics Jasper, Old National Bank, and Springs Valley Bank & Trust. Their generosity and dedication have paved the way for this transformative endeavor.

Mayor Schwinghammer, the visionary leader of Huntingburg, shared his enthusiasm for this groundbreaking initiative, stating, "The ALASI Resource Center represents a vital stride toward creating a more integrated and harmonious community. By providing a hub where essential services are easily accessible, we are nurturing an environment of support and growth for all residents."

Evelyn Rivas, President of ALASI, expressed her gratitude to the community and donors, saying, "Today marks a significant milestone in our journey to empower and uplift the Latino community. The ALASI Resource Center will serve as a haven of assistance and guidance, ensuring that language barriers do not hinder access to fundamental resources. We are thrilled to embark on this transformative mission."

The event will commence at 1:30 PM with an address from ALASI President Evelyn Rivas. Both Mayor Schwinghamer and Mayor Vonderheide will be in attendance to read proclamations for Hispanic Heritage Month. Following the remarks, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the new Resource Center during an open house, further immersing themselves in the center's mission and vision.

In line with its commitment to fostering community development and engagement, the ALASI Resource Center will soon start the search for an Executive Director of Community Development and Engagement. This pivotal role will be instrumental in connecting visitors with off-site resource providers, enhancing the impact and effectiveness of the center's services.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 15, 2023 promises to be a moment of celebration, unity, and progress. Local residents, community leaders, and supporters are invited to join the event at 511 E 4th Street, Huntingburg, IN, at 1:30 PM to mark the inauguration of the ALASI Resource Center and the beginning of a new era of community support and empowerment.