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.
Our mission is to use innovative strategies that mobilize low-income people and the broader community to build assets that prevent poverty, create equality and strengthen our social fabric.
Building on its rich history and commitment to providing for the needs of low-income people in Duluth, DCAP was reborn as Community Action Duluth in 1999. Community Action Duluth's new board of directors recognized that many services addressing the effects of poverty such as homelessness, hunger and clothing were solidly in place in the Duluth community. The board wanted to address poverty in a different way and decided to focus on helping individuals and families move out of poverty. This innovative approach led to programs that address building economic security, family development and changing public policy. Today, Community Action Duluth's long-range goal is to engage the community by building partnerships that will develop a blueprint for ending poverty in Duluth.