North Carolina Community Action Association
NC Empowered – August 2021
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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.
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.
- W.A.M.Y. Community Action Announces a new Director of Development, Watauga Democrat
- Mountain Projects to help with affordable health insurance for Community Residents, The Sylva Herald
- NCCAA partners with Sampson County Community on monthly CDC Food Drive, The Sampson Independent
- Central Piedmont Community Action Celebrates Employee of the Quarter, CPCA newsletter
- Haywood provides support to Families of those affected by Alzheimer's, The Mountaineer
- Kinston Community Health Care Resource Fair, Neuse News
- Successful reentry reunites families to bring about growth, NCCAA blog
- Electing New Board Members, Passage Home Inc.
- What does it take to escape poverty?, NCCAA blog
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.
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.
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