In Recognition of Community Christian Actionby Representative Michael C. Burgess
Posted on 2013-02-25
in the house of representatives
Monday, February 25, 2013
Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize 40 years of
service by Community Christian Action (CCA) to North Texans in need.
CCA was founded February 22, 1973 when seven members of the Bible study
group at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Lewisville committed to
spreading God's word by helping those less fortunate. This faith-based
non-profit organization started learning about poverty and ways to
improve peoples' lives through their local church congregations.
Over 35 years later, CCA has expanded their outreach of help with the support of volunteers, families, churches and local businesses to 42 communities throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Wise counties. With 150 employees and more than 2,500 volunteers, the ministry strives to give families in crisis the education and training they need to become self-sufficient while offering a safe haven of food, shelter, medical care, and spiritual support.
In one year, CCA assists more than 12,000 individuals. They distribute more than $1.4 million of food, provide more than 4,000 low- income patients health care in their center each year, and offer educational and vocational training programs that more than 1,660 people participate in annually. CCA ensures that more than 57,000 lunches are delivered to kids during the summer, and that 2,900 children get to experience each holiday season with Christmas toys.
It is my honor to recognize Community Christian Action and their efforts to help North Texans.