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.
WACOG is a governmental non-profit dedicated to serving its member entities, income challenged households, and vulnerable populations in Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties
Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) is an umbrella organization with three primary departments under its umbrella; the Community Action Agency (CAA), the Head Start provider, and the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). In addition to these specific departments, other functions of the organization are to provide transportation planning in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), economic development in partnership with cities and municipalities, and Social Service and Community Development planning within the communities served. WACOG works on a broad range of issues and programs including: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Head Start, Health, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Nutrition Services for Older Americans, Social Service Block Grant (SSBG), Transit and Transportation, Tax and Income Policies, Weatherization Assistance, and Welfare Reform. Most of these programs have the intent of assisting low/moderate income clients. WACOGs purpose in providing these services is to assist clients in their efforts to become self-sufficient