The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Lakes Area Community Coalition is to prevent drug and alcohol use among our youth by promoting healthy activities and through education.
The Lakes Area Community Coalition is a non-profit organization with the following purposes:
Involve youth in aspects of goal setting, planning strategies, and implementation of activities.
To serve the community by promoting awareness, support, and opportunities aimed at reducing high-risk behaviors including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use so our youth may grow to their greatest potential.
To foster the coordination of existing community resources in effectively addressing the problem.
To collaborate with other community organizations to fill these gaps in the community’s alcohol and drug abuse prevention efforts, as available.
To provide advice, advocacy, coordination, information, research and evaluation, technical support, and training as needed to accomplish these objectives.
To secure funding through grants, contributions, and/or fundraisers to enable the Coalition to achieve its goals.
by Kristy M. from Princeton, WV
I've been volunteering with this organization for a few months now and it's been great. Everyone there is really awesome and easy to work with and it feels good to know that we're helping make a difference in the world. :)