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CAPNA Drive-through Event Planned for NeighborWorks Week 2020

Decatur, AL— Community Action Partnership of North Alabama is inviting Decatur residents to participate in a Building Strong Communities Together drive-through event as part of NeighborWorks Week 2020.  On Thursday, June 11th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., CAPNA staff and volunteers will be on hand in front of their Central Office location at 1909 Central Parkway SW to distribute information, materials, and COVID-19-related products in an effort to educate the community on services available and the changes in obtaining services since the coronavirus pandemic.

Without leaving their vehicles, attendees will drive through CAPNA’s Central Parkway parking lot to pick up service information from programs including Energy Assistance, Head Start and Early Head Start, Rental and Mortgage Assistance, Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, Budgeting and Financial Capabilities, Affordable Housing, Weatherization, and more.  Many programs have received COVID-19 funding to help provide additional assistance to those who may otherwise not be eligible under normal circumstances.  Community partners will be on hand to offer information on additional services in the areas of health, housing, and the 2020 Census.

All staff and volunteers will be taking special precautions by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and limiting contact with drivers as they hand out takeaway bags of program and community resources information.

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama is part of the national NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of nearly 250 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In fiscal year 2019, the NeighborWorks network provided 457,200 housing and counseling services; owned and managed 173,700 rental homes; and created more than 47,100 jobs.

The NeighborWorks network was founded and is supported by NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

About the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (The Partnership) The Partnership, whose mission is to reduce or eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty in the Tennessee Valley, was founded in 1965 and primarily serves Cullman, Morgan and Lawrence Counties, although results are now delivered in 28 Alabama counties. Through a comprehensive, results-driven model, the Partnership leverages federal, state, and local funds to manage programs that assist families in becoming economically independent.

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