Each year we put out our Annual Report. It covers what we've been up to throughout the last year. This includes new and expanded programs, funding expenditures, and statistics such as households assisted through various programs.
2007 has been a landmark year in the history of Mid Michigan Community Action. It has been a year of triumph in that we assisted 50 homeless individuals and families into stable housing, and we witnessed the culmination of five years of planning and work with the opening of our office facility and three new classrooms.
The agency continues to make progress in the fight against poverty despite the worsening economic conditions in the state, which is making life even more difficult for the “working poor” in our communities. This is a testament to the mission and vision of Community Action.
Through the efforts of staff and volunteers we were able to reach over
20,000 households with $10 million in services. These numbers give a sense of overall impact, but they fail to measure the personal impact: the gratitude of our customers, the support we receive from the public and the satisfaction employees receive from helping others.
As we look into the future, we know the road is not easy--times are hard in mid-Michigan and critical funding is more difficult to come by. However, we remain confident that through the continued cooperation between Mid Michigan Community Action staff, volunteers, local leaders and community partners, we can make a lasting impact in our communities.
Gary W. Gilbert, Executive Director