Our Community In Action
A Quarterly Publication of Green Hills Community Action Agency
Volume 10, Issue 1 - Winter 2015

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Home Repair Program is Changing Lives
Dale is a very active, friendly, outstanding 87 year old WWII veteran. He learned about the home repair program after he fell off of his ladder while trying to fix a leak in the roof over his porch. Luckily, Dale only received minor injuries, with these being mostly to his pride.

Dale’s home was in poor shape, with many small repairs needed. The floor in his bedroom had started to sink so badly that he kept two 4x4 blocks under his bed frame in order to level it out enough that he wouldn’t fall out of bed. Using funds from the home repair program and some volunteer work from neighbors, an agency crew was able to repair his porch roof, install new siding, trim wrap, gutters, windows, and a back door, plus patch some walls, paint interior woodwork, and repair his bedroom floor.

Dale was very happy about the repairs, but appreciated the company and new friendships even more!

New Employees

What began as a temporary work experience internship, has now grown into full time employment for Audrey Mathews, who recently officially joined the Green Hills staff as Receptionist/Clerk. Mathews, a Hamilton native, wrapped up her A.A.S. In Business and Technology from NCMC this past December and will graduate May 9, 2015. Audrey has two children, ages 4 and 2, and enjoys reading in her spare time.
Women's Expo Wrap-Up
The 5th annual Green Hills Women's Expo, which took place this past November, hosted over 60 vendors and more than a dozen sponsors. The day was a great success, with high foot traffic and a lot of fun entertainment. The staff of Green Hills Women's Health Services would like to extend special thanks to Santa (Tom Stickler), the Bulldog Mascots & David Burkeybile, Super Stars Dance Studio, the Bethany Dance Studio, our various volunteers, and Trenton High School. Applications are currently open for the 2015 Expo.
Don’t forget this number when you need to get in touch with GHCAA - now you can call us toll free no matter what county you live in!
Phone Options

#1 Utility Assistance
#2 Employee Directory
#3 Weatherization
#4 Service Center
#5 Housing
#6 Employment
#7 Women’s Health
Other Numbers
1.877.611.7600 (WHS toll free)

1.660.359.6619 (fax)
1.844.503.1872 (toll-free fax)

(LIHEAP direct fax)
We do still have funding available under the winter energy assistance program. If you have not yet turned in an application, you may still do so.

If you have a heating related emergency (disconnection notice, propane tank below 20%, etc) we can most likely still help you! Please call 855-290-8544 for details.
ELITE Class Graduated
Congratulations to the 1st class of graduates of the ELITE (Emerging Leaders Institute for Training and Excellence) program offered by the National Partnership for Community Action! One of the graduates was our agency's very own Kim Brashear.

The newly developed, 8-month long program helped teach participants about topics like ROMA, public administration, and qualities that help make a great leader. Each student created their own individual development plan and learned how to become a more successful manager within community action.

To learn more, please visit the Community Action Partnership website.
Quilt Donation Made to GHCAA
The ladies of the Lake Viking Quilters recently made a generous donation of over 40 quilts to Green Hills Community Action Agency. These beautiful, handmade quilts, which are made throughout the year by this dedicated group of women, were given in hopes that they could be shared with those who needed them most. To date, GHCAA has already distributed quilts to many families.

We want to send out a huge thank you to the Lake Viking Quilters for this most generous gift!
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Our Community in Action is a quarterly publication by Green Hills Community Action Agency. If you have particular programs that you would like to see highlighted in future issues, or if you know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:

Green Hills Community Action Agency
1506 Oklahoma Ave.  Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 855-290-8544 | Fax: 844-503-1872
Aaron Franklin, CEO

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