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March 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Briefing – March 2020

Association Updates & Resources

Featured items

Community Action responds to COVID-19, commends DeWine
(Source: The Highland County Press)
Low-income Ohioans will be especially impacted by the new restrictions across the state.  The loss of income with closings of businesses, along with the increased care needs for children out of school, will make already constrained budgets even more restricted.  In our effort to quickly respond and bridge the gaps, OACAA purchased 18,000 shelf-stable meals to distribute across the State beginning Monday – read the full article.

Latest OACAA Blog: Community Action and a global pandemic
The strength and power of our network is evident to anyone who is a part of the over 6,500 Ohioans who work every day to help communities.  If you’re fortunate like me and can look behind the scenes at the passion, talent, and experience of each and every person in this network, you’ll be a witness to some fantastic things –read the full article.

Network News & Successes

Welcome New Executive Directors
OACAA would like to extend our warmest welcome to five new executive directors in Ohio's Community Action Network – read the full article.

Delinquent bills lead to 21K Dayton residents losing water service
(Source Dayton Daily News, By Cornelius Frolik)
“There’s thousands and thousands of people who are not experiencing this ‘great economy,’” said Lisa Stempler, interim president and CEO of Miami Valley Community Action Partnership.  City officials said shut-offs have fallen significantly compared to the recent past, and they credit the drop to expanded payment options and plans – read the full article.

Food Distributions Scheduled in Athens County in Response to COVID-19 Need
Two mobile food distributions will be held in Athens County this week in response to local need after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of the Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Agency (HAPCAP), is hosting the two events – read the full article.

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