Community Action Awareness Month

By: Hayley Skene Email
By: Hayley Skene Email

Celebrating 50 years.

Helping our community with jobs, paying bills and much more.

Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews read a proclamation Wednesday declaring every May to be Community Action Awareness Month.

Yes, it is June, but everyone got together Wednesday.

Washington-Morgan Community Action helps around 1,000 people a month in our area.

"The founding of Community Action was in the Economic Opportunity Act that President Johnson signed in August of 1964," says David Brightbill, executive director of Washington-Morgan Community Action. "So not only was may Community Action month, this is our 50th anniversary, so it's really a very important time for us, and we really appreciate that Mayor Matthews was able to honor us this way."

Brightbill says they help people with everything from job training to home energy assistance and warm meals.

If you need help in any way, he says just come in to their Putnam Street office and ask.


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