Action agencies to join against poverty

KI BOIS Community Action will join Community Action Agencies across the country in hosting events and activities throughout May aimed at highlighting poverty problems and solutions. Due to the uncertain economic climate – still reeling from the Great Recession and high unemployment rates – Community Action Agencies feel it is critical to focus local, state and national attention and efforts on helping our most vulnerable population. “We want to call attention to increasing poverty problems and financial difficulties many in our community are facing,” stated KI BOIS Community Action Executive Director / CEO Carroll Huggins. “For the past few years, we’ve been dealing with the weak economy that is creating unemployment for millions of people, many of the low-income. This is what creates economic inequality - if you don’t give vulnerable Americans resources and opportunities to succeed economically, they will continue to live in poverty.KI BOIS Community Action has based their agency on determination to help individuals in their time of need. Since 1965, our agency remains determined to serve the people of Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg and Sequoyah County. Our determination to help those in need has put KI BOIS Community Action in the forefront as a leading Community Action Agency not only in the State of Oklahoma, but across the nation. As hundreds of individuals are depending on our services, we are met each day with new challenges to our agency as needs increase and resources decrease. We do not know what the future may bring, but KI BOIS Community Action is determined to fight the fight for those in need. In order to give individuals a better understanding of KI BOIS Community Action and our programs, we will be hosting various activities throughout the Month of May in each county of our service area as part of National Community Action Month. Several KI BOIS Community Action have planned Open Houses beginning on Thursday May 16that the Latimer County KI BOIS Community Action office located at 309 West Main in Wilburton – 8:30 A.M. till Noon. Also on Thursday May16th at the Pittsburg County KI BOIS Community Action office located at 609 E. Peoria in McAlester – 2:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M. KI BOIS Community Action Haskell County has designated Breast Friends as their Community Action Project which will be held on June 1stat Roye Park, Stigler from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. KI BOIS Community Action Sequoyah County will be hosting and partnering with Cherokee Nation for a 5K Run which was held on Saturday, May 5th. They will also be hosting a food pantry at Belfonte Schools, Nicut, from 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. KI BOIS Community Action services are needed now more than ever. Please come join us and share in our efforts and determination to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.