(By Delegates Boggs, Barrett, Campbell, Caputo, Craig, Diserio, Eldridge, Faircloth, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fragale,

Hamilton, Hartman, Jones, Lawrence, Longstreth, Lynch,

Manypenny, Marcum, Marshall, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Paxton,

Perry, Pethtel, L. Phillips, R. Phillips, D. Poling, Poore, Reynolds, Skaff, Skinner, M. Smith, Sponaugle, Staggers,

Stephens, Stowers, Tomblin, Walker, Wells, White and Young)

Designating February 26, 2013 as "Community Action Day."
   Whereas, Community Action Agencies have been serving low income families throughout West Virginia's fifty-five counties for more than fifty years, striving to identify the cause of poverty and assisting the impoverished in achieving self-sufficiency; and
   Whereas, Community Action Agencies conduct numerous programs to meet the needs of low income West Virginians including Head Start, home weatherization, utility assistance, job training and placement, nutrition for children and the e1der1y, education assistance, family mentoring and many others; and
   Whereas, The employees of Community Action Agencies fight to improve the lives of all West Virginians and are gifted with the ability to see need and find fulfilment, to see sadness and find hope, and to see helplessness and find strength; therefore, be it
   Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby designates February 26, 2013 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, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Community Action Partnership.