Cornerstone Bank has announced a donation of $40,000 to Worcester Community Action Council, Inc to assist local residents with home heating costs. The donation will support the agency’s Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund. Every year, this fund provides critical support to clients who are most vulnerable to high home heating costs and whose needs often extend beyond what they receive in federal assistance. Read more here.
Bank of America today announced the Worcester Community Action Council as a Neighborhood Champion, a recognition that includes both grant funding and leadership training. The Neighborhood Champions program supports the role strong nonprofit leaders play in advancing economic mobility, and is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders®, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country. As part of the program, WCAC will receive $50,000 in grant support and an opportunity for engagement in virtual leadership training delivered by experts in the nonprofit sector. Read more here.
WCAC today joined MASSCAP, along with Action Inc., the network of Community Action Agencies in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Energy Directors Association (MEDA), to launch its annual statewide awareness campaign to ensure that vulnerable Massachusetts families are able to keep safe, warm and healthy this winter. Heating help programs include both fuel assistance and energy efficiency programs. The awareness campaign started today with the live streamed virtual kickoff event (Click here to watch). Read more here.
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom teleconference. Full agenda available here. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Ellen Ganley for teleconference information.
Hannaford Supermarkets today announce a $30,000 donation to support central Massachusetts families as they seek to meet the most basic needs for themselves and their children during a period of economic hardship resulting from the cornonavirus global health pandemic. The donation includes $15,000 each to WCAC and Community Teamwork in Lowell, which will use the funding to increase access to food and childcare for families in central Massachusetts. Read more here.