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You can Donate While Shopping

September 18, 2014

AmazonSmile is a program that lets you donate to the Community Action Center as you shop!  If you shop on smile.amazon.com rather than amazon.com, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate .5% of your purchase directly to the Community Action Center.  For a shopper, prices and products are identical to Amazon.com.  For questions, see http://smile.amazon.com for more information, or call us at 507-664-3550.

Section 8 Waiting List Opens September 5

September 4, 2014

Rice County Section 8 waiting list will be opening at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.  Applications will only be accepted from people who qualify for the Rice County residency preference, meaning people who either live or work in Rice County.  Verification of residency will be required at the time of application.  Acceptable proof includes:

  • Current lease, and/or bill that is less than 30 days old (phone, credit card, or utility bill)
  • Paystub or offer letter from a company located in Rice County that is less than 30 days old

Applications will be available in the HRA office in Faribault or on the HRA website at http://www.co.rice.mn.us/departments/housing.

The Section 8  waiting list is rarely open and is likely to close again within days.  If you want to be on the Section 8 waiting list, it is critical to get your completed application in as quickly as possible.

If you have questions or need help, please call us at 507-664-3550.

Last Chance to Register for Operation Backpack

August 10, 2014

Registration deadline:  August 13th

  • Call CAC and check to see if you are certified.
  • Turn in/Pick up green registration sheet
  • All applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list.

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Jane Greenwood’s Retirement Party

September 11, 2014


After 22 years of service Jane Greenwood, from the Clothes Closet, is retiring.  We are inviting everyone in the community to join us in celebrating this new chapter in Jane’s life.  She would love to see you there, you won’t want to miss it!

LINK:Jane Greenwood’s Retirement Party

When: Tomorrow 9/12/2014  2:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Clothes Closet 600 Water St. S.

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