CCCS director speaks at AARP meeting

Published 9:00 am Monday, August 21, 2017

Special to the Sun

AARP Chapter 632 met Tuesday, July 25, at the James B. Allen Generations Center with Elizabeth Gay, president, presiding.

Thirty-five members and guests were present.

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Following the pledge to the flag, Missy Adams gave the invocation. Birthdays were recognized as well as the 62nd wedding anniversary of Clair and Arline Hunter.

Debbie Fatkin, director of Clark County Community Services, gave a very informative speech. In June, CCCS:

— gave out 1198 food boxes (16 new households were served);

— provided clothing vouchers to 123 families;

— assisted 14 families with their utilities costs;

— aided 50 families through the Center’s Homeless Prevention program;

— gave transient assistance to two families;

— presented Life Skills class for 53 families;

— received 1,617 pounds of food through a donation program handled by the local USPS mail carriers.

Fatkin stressed that every participant is treated with respect. Community Services is continually seeking public donations. Clothing, unexpired/unopened food items and garden vegetables may be dropped off at CCCS, 30 Taylor Ave.

Mark Ledford, Rector Hayden Realtor, introduced Stephanie Beckman, Phillip Broaddus and Lucy Martin — all with an organization called Everything But the House (EBTH).

Phillip explained their company provides the means for homeowners to sell or auction their unneeded household items —either online or via their warehouse in Lexington.

EBTH representatives handle the entire process of photographing, cataloging, advertising, selling, and shipping. Each attendee received a packet describing all the services. Free consultation is available by calling 888-862-8750.

Joyce Barnes gave the treasurer’s report and Colista Ledford read the secretary’s report.

The next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the James B. Allen Generations Center.

Guest speakers will be Terry Davidson, director of the Homeless Coalition, and Shari Bates of the Chronic Pain Support Group.

Everyone 50 years of age or older is invited to attend.