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July 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – July 2020


ACTION ALERT! Take action to make sure Congress supports Hoosiers with housing assistance, SNAP benefits
We must tell the Senate it must act quickly to pass a COVID-19 relief package that prioritizes the policies that will help people facing significant hardship and struggling to get by – read the article.

The bad news (and good!) about payday lending
Fewer people are taking out payday loans, but the Indiana Institute for Working Families hopes for a future when no one will — unless the law changes for the better.  Plus, we're looking for borrower stories!  Read the article.

Community Impact

Area IV Agency uses emergency funds to assist elderly victim of fraud
This Lafayette resident was led to believe she had won the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes — but she had no idea she was being scammed. See what Area IV was able to do to help – read the article.

Hoosier Uplands gives free STEM kits to students
From a froggy dissection lab to crystal soap-making, students at 21st Century Community Learning Center got firsthand experience with science, social-distancing style – read the article.

Morton Solar donates solar energy systems to CAPE homes
The panels help further reduce energy costs for CAPE customers. Learn more about why Morton donated these and other solar energy panels to the community – read the article.

Spotlight on Professionals

Pace CEO provides keynote address at national convention
Dr. Bertha Proctor spoke about the importance of leadership and learning at this conference for nonprofit and government employees from around the country.  Learn more about how you can watch her presentation – read the article.


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