To the editor:
The mission of HHWP Community
Action Commission is to reduce the conditions of poverty by providing
comprehensive services to improve lives. United Way of Putnam County is
helping HHWP CAC to fulfill that mission every day.
United Way typically provides HHWP CAC with $10,000 per year in funding
which is earmarked to provide aid in covering the cost of prescriptions
for people who are simply unable to afford them.
In order to
receive help, individuals must show a doctor’s prescription and be a
documented resident of Putnam County. With the high costs of many
prescriptions, this service is vital to the health and well-being of the
community. Every year, until funding runs out, our Putnam County
Caseworker diligently serves those in need of prescription assistance at
our Ottawa office.
In 2015, the average voucher was $114.88. So
far in 2016, HHWP CAC has issued 82 vouchers for prescriptions with
United Way of Putnam County funding. Almost half of the households
served included a child or senior citizen.
Giving to United Way is
a good investment in the health of your community and neighbors, and
HHWP Community Action Commission thanks you for your support!
Joshua Anderson, Executive Director
HHWP Community Action Commission