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House Resolution 11


(By Delegates Caputo, Boggs, Brown, D. Campbell, T. Campbell, Doyle, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fragale, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hartman, Hatfield, Jones, Manypenny, Miley, Paxton, Pethtel, R. Phillips, Poore, Reynolds, Shaver, Skaff, Smith, Swartzmiller, Walker, Wells, Azinger and Evans)


Designating February 1, 2012, as “Community Action Day”.

    Whereas, Community action agencies in the Mountain State work to assist low-income West Virginians; and

    Whereas, Community action agencies strive to find the causes of poverty and then assist the impoverished in achieving self-sufficiency; and

    Whereas, Community action agencies have been serving low-income families throughout West Virginia’s 55 counties for more than 40 years; and

    Whereas, Community action agencies conduct programs to meet the needs of low-income West Virginians; and

    Whereas, These programs consist of Head Start, weatherization, energy assistance, home rehabilitation, job training and placement, nutrition for the elderly and children, healthy living, education assistance, welfare reform, family mentoring and many others; and

    Whereas, Community action agencies, in partnerships with elected officials, the private sector and the citizens of West Virginia, continue to identify low-income conditions and pursue solutions; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Delegates:

    That the House of Delegates hereby designates February 1, 2012, as “Community Action Day”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates invites all members of the West Virginia Legislature and all citizens of West Virginia to join in recognizing the value and importance of community action programs in West Virginia; and, be it

    Further Resolved, The Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Community Action Partnership.

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