Thank you Anthem Healthkeepers Plus for the $25,000 donation!
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Thank you Mr. Kilgore!
A big thank you to Delegate Terry Kilgore for taking the time to meet with AppCAA on January 24th. Your continued support has helped AppCAA thrive for the last 60 years!
Selfless Leadership Award
The Virginia Community Action Partnership awards the Mark Grigsby Selfless Leadership Award each May, which is community action month. All community action staff in Virginia were recognized for their selfless service as pandemic first responders by the VACAP Board of Directors. This is the highest honor and award given annually by VACAP.
Slemp Foundation
The Slemp Foundation awarded AppCAA $25,000 to help support the Whole Family and Diaper Distribution programs.
Previous Board Officers
AppCAA would like to extend a big heartfelt "THANK YOU" to our exiting Board of Director officers who have contributed to the success of AppCAA during their years of service. From left to right: Mary Absher, Wandaleen Adams, Doris Presley, and Jeff Shupe.
New Board Officers
AppCAA's Board of Directors met Monday, July 10th at our main office where new Board Officers were appointed. AppCAA would like to welcome these new officers and thank them for their commitment to helping AppCAA succeed. From left to right: Zach Bowen, Treasurer; Abe Rutherford, President; Jennifer Frazier, Vice President; Kelly Bledsoe, Secretary.
Welcome Aboard!
AppCAA's Board of Directors elected Stacy Salyers as a member at large. He is a representative from the City of Norton.
Congratulations on Your Retirement Frank!
Frank Dalton has been a dedicated employee with our Weatherization Crew for 6 years. Thank you for all of your hard work, Frank. You will be missed! (Lisa Barton, AppCAA Executive Director, presents Frank Dalton with a retirement recognition plaque.)
Congratulations on your retirement Patricia!
Patricia Jobe has been a dedicated AppCAA employee for 14 years. Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment, Pat. You will be missed! We hope you enjoy your well-deserved retirement!
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To be a partner of choice, responding to our region’s challenges and helping communities of Southwest Virginia on their path to self-sufficiency.

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60 Years of Community Action in the Heart of Appalachia

For 60 years, your Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency (AppCAA) has served the residents of Lee, Scott, and Wise Counties and the City of Norton with programs that help low-to-moderate-income individuals and families at every stage of life. With programs for housing, finance, health, children and seniors, you’re sure to find the help you need completely FREE for all income-eligible households!

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We are always looking for volunteers to get involved with our vast array of programs. We offer numerous opportunities to contribute to our community.

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