C2A is starting a new program designed to assist local firefighters and police officers who are hurt in the line of duty and are in need of financial assistance. Last month, C2A gave monetary assistance ($500) to an officer who was having difficulty paying his rent. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us at 404-636-2060.
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More in Georgia short of food
The Atlanta Journal Constitution released an article about food shortages in Georgia.
"Georgia’s rate was well above the national average of 14.5 percent for 2010, and only four states — Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and Alabama– had higher three-year averages. The percentage of Georgians with a doubtful food supply has increased by more than half since the late ’90s."
A Bloomberg article shows that Georgia's poverty rate was the third highest in the country in 2010.
"The only states with higher poverty rates in 2010 were Louisiana and Mississippi. Nationally, 15.1 percent of Americans were living in poverty last year."
The statistics of The Disenfranchised In Atlanta paint a startling picture of the true state of our neighborhoods:
The fastest growing group of homeless people is children under 9 years of age.
40% of homeless men are veterans.
Atlanta is the poorest city in the U.S. for children – more children in Atlanta live in poverty than in any other city.
Contribute2America is also a network of caring professional who contribute their expertise on a voluntary basis. C2A is working on key partnerships with local doctors and hospitals, law enforcement personnel, paramedics and social workers.
C2A is an opportunity for our community to exponentially focus the expertise of the professionals in our neighborhoods, as well as a chance for colleagues to network and socialize while contributing the the greater good.