The 200 Man Stand hosts resource festival at Hartman Park

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 08:55:58-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One grassroots organization promoted peace, love, and brotherhood this weekend in Nashville.

On Saturday, members of The 200 Man Stand held a unity and resource festival for the community at Hartman Park.

Otis Carter IV co-founded the grassroots organization. His goal is to turn around some of Nashville's problems that plague his community with effective tactics. He brings other non-profits and organizations together so that children and adults have a one-stop shop to learn and network.

"My hope is that we can just spark a change," Carter said.

Board member Christopher Rhone joined the organization to connect people with one another.

"Just because you have a past or anything like that does not mean that defies who you are and you still have opportunities to make a change in the community. So we offer several different services," Rhone said.

Vendors provided resources for mental and physical health screenings, employment and training opportunities, felony expungement, and training.

Since starting in Nashville The 200 Man Stand has expanded to Kingsport and Johnson City