Ozark Action, Inc. to hold community appreciation events in June

Ozark Action, Inc. (OAI) will hold two community appreciation events in the month of June.
The first one will be held June 9 at the OAI office in Alton located at 202 Couch St. The second is scheduled for June 23 at the Houston office located at 6785 Highway 63, Suite 5. Both events will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“Please take a moment to stop by, meet staff from various departments, and have a little lunch,” said Terry Sanders, Executive Director at OAI. “This is a good time to meet the public, discuss the issues facing area residents, and establish or improve partnerships with community leaders and organizations, and to make a difference in Oregon and Texas county.”
The Community Appreciation meeting originally started as Community Chats in 2020, with the first one being held February 20, however, future meetings were postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Sanders added that the new Community Appreciation format will feature hot dogs, nachos, and drinks for the public to enjoy. Information on the wide range of programs administered by OAI will also be available for those who may need assistance.
Ozark Action, Inc. is a non-profit Community Action Agency serving the counties of Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Texas, and Wright in South-Central Missouri. It was founded in 1965.
The mission of OAI is to coordinate and provide services for people with needs so that they can improve their quality of life. Several programs that help low-income residents are housed under the OAI umbrella, including the Community Services department, which helps with homeless outreach, utility assistance for those in need, and the local Salvation Army; area Head Start programs, which provide educational opportunities to area children; the area Workforce office, which offers services such as job placement, training, workshops, and other career-related services; the area Weatherization program, which provides home improvements at no cost to the owner or tenant; and the area Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV), formerly known as the Section 8 program.
For more information on Ozark Action and their services visit www.oaiwp.org or call 417-256-6147. 
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