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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Community Action Council of Howard County

    As we approach Thanksgiving and the incessant advertising for Christmas I have to say that I have mixed feelings as the holidays approach every year.  On the one hand I love the music, lights, food and special occasions that occur at this time of the year.  It is our most festive time.  But on the other hand the overboard commercialism of the holidays seems to be so meaningless in terms of what holidays should be about and for me that is sharing.  Over the next few weeks I hope to highlight some of our community organizations that give us an opportunity to share our good fortune with others at this time of year.
    Today I want to highlight the Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC).  This non profit organization grew out of the Great Society effort of the 1960's and is the focal point for many programs that benefit low income residents of Howard County.

They manage the Food Bank

The Energy Assistance Program 

Head Start 

Weatherization and housing assistance

When a tenant is facing eviction or needs help with a utility turnoff CAC is usually the organization that tenants turn to.  

At this time of year they are also the ones providing Thanksgiving dinner to over 300 County residents in the next couple of days.

  To make a donation to this organization just click on this link.


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