Lighthouse food bank in Waterford Township receives special delivery
A special delivery from across the country arrived at a food bank in Oakland County. The key delivery was made to a Lighthouse food warehouse in Waterford Township on Thursday (Jan. 27). It comes from a church in Utah. The church realized that the food program at Lighthouse was in trouble, not only did the church send funds -- but also two dozen pallets of food.
Outdoor self-paced 5K event to benefit low income residents in Macomb County facing heat related emergencies
All funds raised during the event will be used to assist individuals with heat related emergencies like paying a utility bill or replacing a broken furnace. MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Registration is now open for Macomb Community Action’s 31st annual Walk for Warmth 2021 (W4W2021), a self-paced 5K event that supports low income Macomb County residents in need during the winter months. All funds raised during the event will be used to assist individuals with heat related emergencies like paying a utility bill or replacing a broken furnace. “Every year, Macomb County residents join together in the Walk for Warmth to help care for their neighbors in need,” said Ernest Cawvey, director of Macomb Community Action. By using the hashtag #W4W2021 and tagging Macomb Community Action on Facebook (@MacombCommunityAction) and Twitter (@_mcaction), participants can enter themselves for photo contests and prizes.
Programs in Macomb County work to meet the needs of families in the community
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – A program in Macomb County is working to expand food banks to meet the needs of families in the community. READ: Macomb Community Action works to help people during COVID-19 pandemicIn Macomb County, various services have lost volunteers so agencies are backfilling with county employees to pick up the slack. The need for community assistance is still growing -- there are people who have never needed food assistance before reaching out for help. Macomb Community Action is now pooling federal grant money, private donations and funds almost anywhere they can find them to support food pantries. Macomb Community Action is working to find equipment to outfit more than 70 food pantries to assist them in their expansion.
Macomb Community Action works to help people during COVID-19 pandemic
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not just impacting people’s health -- every state in the country is down from its February employment levels. READ: Why you should care about the American Community SurveyMany people in Metro Detroit have lost their jobs and are struggling to put food on the table. Macomb Community Action is working to ease the burden. Click here to learn more about the organization. Watch the video above for the full story
Why you should care about the American Community Survey
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – The American Community Survey is a 46-page document you may have been tempted to ignore if you’ve already filled out your 2020 Census quick form -- but don’t. “Every year the Census conducts the American Community Survey,” Ernest Cawvey, with Macomb Community Action, said. The households randomly chosen for the American Community Survey represent thousands. There are three ways to fill out the American Community Survey. READ: More 2020 Census coverage