City Employees to Donate over $1000 to O.M.C.A.P.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00am

March 2019 Community Benevolent Act
Monroe Jamie Mayo is pleased to announce the following upcoming check presentation:

WHEN: 10 AM Thursday, March 28, 2019

WHERE: Ouachita Multipurpose Community Action Program (O.M.C.A.P.), located at 4001
Jackson Street, Monroe, LA 710202 (South end of City Hall Annex South building)

WHY: For our March city employee community benevolent act, (led by our Legal
department), we set a goal to collect and donate at least $1000 to O.M.C.A.P. in support of their
various assistance programs.

The Ouachita Multipurpose Community Action Program provides financial assistance to those
in need for reasons such as: disconnected utilities, home energy or natural gas bills, economic
hardships, medication, and food commodities. The organization receives federal funding to
support these efforts. However, because of the demand throughout Ouachita Parish,
O.M.C.A.P. often runs out of available funding. We simply wanted to raise funds so that a few
more people or families can get the help they need.

ABOUT OUR BENEVOLENT ACTS: As you may or may not know, since January of 2018,
we have been participating in a variety of community benevolent acts. Each month, a different
city department takes the lead on a project, with participation from employees in all department.
Our employees are utilizing their own funds to help benefit others within our community. In
2018, we did 14 benevolent acts. The first quarter of 2019 has gotten off to an amazing start.
In January (led by Public Works), city employees donated their personal funds to purchase over 400 Homeless Kits to benefit the Salvation Army, Wellspring, and Monroe City Schools. In February (led by Engineering), employees purchased a huge amount of food and household items which were donated to the Ronald McDonald House.