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July 2017 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

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OACAA Newsletter - July 2017

Network News

Initiative to link minorities with construction work at Hall of Fame Village project
STARK COUNTY (Crain's Akron Business)
Fairlawn-based Welty Building Co., the city of Canton and the American Center for Economic Equality/Black Contractors Group are teaming up to help young minorities get jobs working on the construction of the Hall of Fame Village at the Pro Football Hall of Fame – read more.

Storms can't stop Middletown volunteer projects
BUTLER COUNTY (Journal News)
This week's severe thunderstorms didn't slow efforts by nearly 400 volunteers completing home improvement projects in Middletown.

The group work camp projects assist senior citizens, people with disabilities and other low-income residents who do not have the physical or monetary means to do home maintenance projects – read more.

Association Updates

Upcoming Events

OACAA Board of Trustees Meeting
September 15 – Location TBA

Success Stories

Jackson-Vinton CA helps customers climb back into financial stability
When Sarah's medical problems began, they quickly snowballed into financial disaster, which only worsened her medical issues. Even as her health improved, she was still left to deal with her finances.

Sarah explained that her medical condition had prevented her from doing much at all for several months; a task as simple as writing a check was beyond her physical ability. Accounts were in default and important services had been canceled, yet she was not capable of making the necessary calls to the creditors and utilities – read more.

Annual Summer Conference

Check out the photos from #OHASC17!  Photos uploaded to the OACAA/OCATO mobile conference app are now on Facebook!

Community Action in Ohio Blog – Latest Postings

The Community Action in Ohio blog shares some of the ways in which Ohio's CAAs have helped people in their community.

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