Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Friday, September 19, 2008

MORE PEOPLE NEEDING HELP

The Minnesota Valley Action Council is a community action agency that works in nine counties to offer support for persons experiencing low income or financial challenges. The council’s mission is multifaceted. One of the areas is Community Services and the agency offers support in energy assistance, financial management, rental assistance, eviction issues, car repairs, childcare, immigrant issues, legal aid etc. The agency has logged a 24% increase in phone calls and visits to its offices in August of 2008 over August of 2007. Some of the biggest increases were in job training, eviction, and financial management. end

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