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.
Another year behind us with a new year upon its heels… this transition provides a unique time to reflect on what we have learned along the way…
Continuing to embrace life’s lessons provides each one of us, young or old, rich or poor, male or female, representing any culture, a chance to consider the path we want to take based on the path we may have left behind. We may encounter obstacles along the way causing us to think critically on whether we want to turn left or right; however, if you can identify the appropriate supports to lean on, or walk upon strong stepping stones that keep us balanced, we may find the way to our desired goals.
Let’s think about it. Whether we’re stuck in an avalanche of snow blinding our ability to see clearly; or we find ourselves neck deep in quicksand, something outside of our control may be holding us back. This may be a time to lean on a friend, family member or call your local Community Action Agency. Reaching out for help is truly a sign of strength and we value the opportunity to help others as they help themselves.
And for those that find themselves in these difficult situations, our Community Action continues to step in and provide stepping stones to direct individuals and families on a new or enhanced pathway. Programs, services, staff and volunteers all provide a solid foothold helping our customers find their way.
We are fully committed to providing quality programs aimed at empowering our participants. It is a privilege to be welcomed into their lives, families, and homes. We promise to seek out new resources to support our communities and will strive to be outstanding stewards of these funds to ensure continuity for those seeking our help.
Whether you are a volunteer, participant, community partner, stakeholder, board member or employee, we salute each and every one of you for your contribution to this process. May the new year bring us hope and balance as we contemplate the best way forward…