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August 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – August 2021
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Sallie Surface retires after 38-year service with CADA

Martin County Commissioners declare August 22 as Sallie Surface Day
In honor of the nearly four decades of extraordinary service to the families of eastern North Carolina, the Martin County Commissioners approved a resolution in recognition of Sallie Surface and declaring Aug. 22 as Sallie Surface Day in Martin County.  The resolution paid tribute to Ms. Surface’s tireless leadership, expansion of CADA’s economic development role, commitment to public service, and the respect that she earned from local, state, and national leaders - read the full article.

Agency News

Success Story: The Big Pop Up had another successful event in Charlotte!
The Charlotte Area Fund's Big Pop Up helped hundreds of families last month. And with each pop up comes more awareness for community action!  We are grateful to have had three representatives - House Rep. Becky Carney, House Rep. Mary Belk, and House Rep. Carolyn Logan - attend our last Big Pop Up so we could showcase all the work CAAs do – learn more about NCCAA's Big Pop Up events.

Other items

Network News

Social Determinants of Health: Housing
Does Oral Health Equate to Overall Health?
There is a common saying that, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." It gives the notion that preventing disease and illness is driven by eating healthy and maintaining a good diet. It gives the impression that what we consume determines our overall health, and helps avoid visits to the doctor - read the full NCCAA blog post.

Inspirational Word

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling

NCCAA Events & Mark Your Calendar

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