2019 marks the 55th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1,000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the United States thrive.
“Each May, during Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact LIFT CAA and our network has had on families,” said Rebecca Reynolds, Executive Director of LIFT Community Action Agency. “Last year alone, we served 4,138 individuals in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties, and over 15 million across the country with immediately needed services such as shelter and food, and also long-term solutions like education and job placement.”
Community Action Agencies serve 99% of all American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability. All agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public and low-income sectors of the community. “We are proud of our communities’ participation in the development and oversight of our programs,” said Reynolds. “Their engagement helps us to be more effective in our approach by determining what Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties need.”
To celebrate the continued success of Community Action and raise awareness throughout the tri-county area, LIFT Community Action Agency will host a Community Action Day Celebration, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Kiamichi Technology Center – Hugo, OK from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This event will highlight LIFT CAA’s programs and will serve as an opportunity for the public to meet our program staff and obtain information about various programs. We will also provide free food and drinks and will have games, activities and prizes for all ages!