Each May, Community Action Agencies around the nation celebrate National Community Action Month. Events are held that highlight the work Community Action Agencies do to help millions of families and individuals move out of poverty and achieve economic stability.
“Every day, Community Action Partnership in Montgomery County is helping families achieve financial stability through programs such as weatherization, energy assistance, job placement, computer literacy, housing counseling, micro-enterprise training, youth empowerment, veterans’ services, tax assistance and advocacy,” said John T. Donnellan, President & CEO of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. “Despite progress, much work needs to be done in order to help people get out of poverty.”
Community Action Partnership established the “Helping People. Changing Lives.” Awards to honor direct service providers in Montgomery County who help people overcome obstacles to self-sufficiency; go above and beyond the call of duty to help those they serve; and are dedicated to the well-being of others.
The agency is inviting the Montgomery County community to nominate outstanding community servants for the “Helping People. Changing Lives.” Awards.
“Please think about someone you know who not only provides great service, but is honest, responsible, and ethical and treats people in a caring and respectful manner,” said Donnellan.
The awards will be presented during Community Action Partnership’s Community Action Day event on Wednesday, May 29, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Bainbridge Hall, 267 Bainbridge St. in Dayton. A free breakfast will be served. Contact Alesia Florence at alesiaf@cap-dayton.org or (937) 341-5000 ext. 146 to make a reservation.
Nominations are due Wednesday, May 15. Winners will be notified by Wednesday, May 22. Visit www.cap-dayton.org for nomination information and a nomination form.