Wayne County nonprofit helps thousands during pandemic, but worries about census impact
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – A Wayne County nonprofit has helped thousands more people than usual during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the organization’s leader is worried about low census response could affect finances. The Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency loaded food packages onto trucks outside Atlas Wholesale Food in Detroit. 1 request,” Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency CEO Louis Piszker said. If you don’t take the time to be counted, organizations such as the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency could be hurt, and that hurts the community. “If you take a family of four that makes under $40,000 a year, if that family has two children, they might not get Head Start services,” Piszker said.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Provides Relief To Residents
Wayne County feeling the brunt of the crisis as the epicenter for Covid-19 cases and deaths in the state. The Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is stepping in front of the problem to provide relief to residents. Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Louis Piszker. The organization received $11 million through The Care Stimulus Act to support Wayne County residents. Households are approved on a case by case basis but if youre unemployed, or laid off or if you receive state benefits then youre automatically qualified.detroit.cbslocal.com