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RRVCA Celebrates Community Action Month

Red River Valley Community Action Celebrates 45 years of Service to Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh Counties


L to R: RRVCA representatives Pam Solga, Kevin Severson,
Kevin Cooper (executive director), Taylor Caldwell, Kathy Johnson.
Seated:  Mayor Brandon Bochenski.

April 30, 2021 (GRAND FORKS, ND)  In support of RRVCA, Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski has proclaimed the month of May “Community Action Month.”
Click here to view proclamation.

May 2021 marks the 57th year since the Community Action Network  was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty.

Over 1,000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the US thrive.    This year, Red River Valley Community Action (RRVCA), a proud member of the Community Action Network, will also commemorate 45 years of helping families throughout Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties.

“During Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact Red River Valley Community Action and our network has had on families,” said Kevin Cooper, executive director of RRVCA. “In 2020, our team of dedicated professionals served 3,690 individuals in 1,513 households in Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, and Walsh counties with essential services such as shelter, food, rent and utility assistance, furnace and water heater repair/replacement and home weatherization services.

Nationally, Community Action Agencies serve 99% of all American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability.   All agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public, and low-income sectors of the communities/counties they serve.

“We are proud of our communities’ participation in the development and oversight of our services,” said Cooper. “Their engagement helps us be more effective in our approach by determining and prioritizing the needs of families in our service area.”

To celebrate the continued success of Community Action and raise awareness throughout the month of May, watch RRVCA’s Facebook page for fun prize giveaways and facts about the agency.

In support of all Community Action agencies across the state, Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed the month of May “Community Action Month.”  Click here to view the proclamation.

 

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