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What is Community Action?

The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 established a network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. CAAs were created to coordinate poverty relief programs and help people in their communities achieve self-sufficiency. Today there are over 1,000 Community Action Agencies serving 99% of […]

Eat Local

Summer is right around the corner. That means plenty of locally-grown produce options will be available. But why is choosing local produce good for you? It’s fresh. Most wholesale produce is picked up to a week before it reaches a supermarket and travels an average of 1500 miles! Veggies and fruits grown by local farmers […]

Tips to Prevent Summer Emergencies

Sunshine and warm weather provide plenty of opportunity to get outside and be active. Don’t let an emergency get in the way of your summertime fun. Here are five tips to keep your family safe this summer. Window Safety. Opening up windows and letting in a cool breeze is a welcome change in spring but […]

5 Ways to Keep Cool & Save Money This Summer

Most people think about weatherizing their home when the weather gets cold. But what about when it gets hot? Weatherization can keep hot air out, trap cool air in and lower your energy costs in the summer months, too! Here are five tips to keep your home cooler and your bills lower this summer: Dehumidify. […]

 

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