FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community to Come Together to End Poverty
Shepherdstown, WV ( Feb. 8, 2016) – The Community Action Center of Jefferson County (CAC) will be holding a, Full Plate, Full Mind banquet at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University, on the Shepherdstown Campus, April 24, at 6 p.m. The banquet will raise money for the CAC in its fight to reduce poverty, build strong independent families and a better community.
Hand crafted plates made by CAC clients can be purchased for $25 per plate where they will be used for the buffet-style meal that will be served.
Those attending can expect the Mayor, Jim Auxer, to speak at 7 p.m. regarding homelessness, poverty, and the need for financial and volunteer assistance. Community members will be seated with CAC clients to help encourage community and involvement and promote discussion.
“ The banquet is going to be a real learning experience,” said Judy Allen, Executive Director of the CAC. “We hope this event will bolster support for our organization.”
The CAC is helping clients become self sufficient as the hundreds of other organizations do that work under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
Since 1988, The Community Action Center of Jefferson County (CAC) has been a primary source of support for the more than 5,000 people who are living in poverty in Jefferson County. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we offer services ranging from emergency and transitional housing, food supplements, and energy assistance to early childhood development, legal referral, rental assistance, weatherization, home rehab and home purchase assistance.