For over 30 years, Community Action Center of Whitman County has provided critical and impactful support for our community to become a key influence in countywide and regional community development. Over the years, with the support of the community, there have been positive results in this critical work of stabilizing households and empowering community resilience.
But program funding has fluctuated over the years and, regardless of the administration, CAC has experienced risk of interruptions to its funding, including four government shutdowns in the past six years. Each time, CAC is forced to go through the budget, determining possible layoffs and the elimination of services. Up to 24 full-time employees could be laid off, deeply affecting the lives of some of the most vulnerable residents in Whitman County.
Leadership at Community Action Center is looking ahead and are asking for community support to help protect this work from the temporary loss of operating revenue by investing in a new Resiliency Fund.
Please join us to ensure continued employment and basic services through a temporary funding loss or unexpected emergency by your significant investment in the Resiliency Fund.
The goal for the Resiliency Fund is to build up to $500,000, critical funds to be accessed only by Board action in response to real economic emergency.