People helping people in Wright County

Lisa Knigge (left) and Aaron Parrott (right) were proud to represent the Eagle Grove Rotarians, presenting a check to Katie Chapman, outreach specialist, at the Wright County Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Photo by Kim Demory

Community Action Agencies (CAAs), like Upper Des Moines Opportunity (UDMO), were created under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight “America’s War on Poverty.” Wright County is fortunate to have an UDMO office that after all these years is still proactive in helping people in need. However, this wouldn’t be possible without the support of the people and organizations within the county.

Wright County UDMO in Eagle Grove serves individuals and families in need in each town throughout our county. They offer assistance with paying heat bills, food, baby supplies, birthday gifts, Coats for Kids, and schools supplies. During Christmas time, they help get bikes for kids. In the summer they offer gardening programs and coupon vouchers for area Farmer’s Markets. This is only a fraction of the services and programs they offer. Whether people donate supplies or cash, each and every contribution is greatly appreciated.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the Eagle Grove Rotarians were pleased to be able to present a check for $250 to UDMO of Wright County. After Katie Chapman, UDMO Outreach Specialist, spoke at a recent Rotary meeting about UDMO and all they do and all the people they serve, the Rotarians decided to help UDMO help other people.

Read the full story in the March 1 edition.