With the Thanksgiving holiday fastly approaching, Gov. Kay Ivey is giving some financial help to low-income areas in Alabama.

Good news for those who need assistance in Alabama. Governor Kay Ivy recently awarded thousands of dollars in funds to help community action agencies in Alabama.

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The amount of $480,000 will be awarded to assist community action agencies in Alabama. Specifically, to programs aimed at helping those in low-income areas.

According to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the money will be split up between the Community Action Agencies Association of Alabama, and the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.

The Community Action Agencies Association of Alabama is using funds of $450,000 to provide support to 19 Community Action Agencies across Alabama who offer programs that assist low-income residents with improving their lives and achieving self-sufficiency.

 

The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama is using funds of $30,000 to support a program that provides food to low-income senior citizens and disabled individuals in Marion and Winston counties.

Gov. Ivey spoke on how this kind of assistance can lead to a better life for families.

“By assisting those most in need, community action agencies can provide a path to a better life for many families and individuals,”  Gov. Ivey said. “As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we are also reminded how important it is to help those in need. I am pleased to provide these funds to these agencies who work every day to give those who need a helping hand to improve their lives and lift themselves out of poverty.”

To read more from the ADECA, click here. 

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