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Community Facts

 

  • 2008 Flood Recovery Updates can be found at www.corridorrecovery.org.
  • Approximately 136,600 Iowans live with incomes below 50% of the poverty threshold. Energy costs consume over 50% of their income.
  • Brain Research Suggests that a safe & stimulating environment during the first 3 years of life affirms intellectual, social and general development.
  • Corridor Canstruction at Lindale Mall April 5th marks the third & largest can sculpture competition. Learn more at corridorcanstuction.org
  • Corridor Canstruction donated Over Seven Tons of canned food in Oh-Seven! See the results at www.corridorcanstruction.org
  • Dramatic Play promotes early literacy in children.
  • Energy Star Saves America In 2005 Americans prevented 35 million metric tons of greenhouse gases and saved $12 billion on their utility bills.
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for SIDS, acute respiratory infections, ear problems and severe asthma in children.
  • Get Connected. Dial 2-1-1 United Way 2-1-1 informs and refers callers to over 1400 local health and human services agencies.
  • Got Time? The HACAP Food Reservoir needs volunteers to pack holiday food boxes. Call 319-739-0026 19-739-0026.
  • Heat or Food? 30.8% of Second Harvest client families with seniors chose between buying food or fuel in 2006.
  • Hire a Senior Today Total sick days per year of older workers are lower than other age groups. Seniors are a reliable and trainable workforce.
  • Iowans in Poverty increased from 9.8% in 1995 to 10.9% in 2005 or 310,230 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau SAIEP & ACS data.
  • Looking for a Low Carbon Diet? Check out http://www.empowermentinstitute.net/lcd/ and start your Eco Team with freinds, family or co-workers.
  • National Impacts Weatherization measures reduce national energy demand by the equivalent of 18 million barrels of oil per year.
  • Need Child Care? Call CCR&R for a free list of care providers near you: 319-739-1556 319-739-1556  or 1-800-233-0054 1-800-233-0054.
  • Need flood recovery info? Please check out corridorrecovery.org
  • Parents Where are your Toddlers? 63% of U.S. children under five have child care. Learn about your options through CCR&R.
  • Parents with Support Networks find it easier to care for their families. Research shows isolated parents are at higher risk for child neglect.
  • People Working Together HACAP is people helping people. A help up, not a hand out....making a better community for all.
  • Poverty in HACAP Service Area In 2004, in Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties, there were 38,620 people living in poverty.
  • Poverty is associated with greater rates of child abuse.
  • Poverty: The Facts -Poverty engulfs 13% of all Americans and 18% of America's children
  • Poverty: The Facts -The poverty rate is higher now than it was in the 1970s
  • Poverty: The Facts -The current federal poverty level is $15,700 for a family of three
  • Public Enemy #1 Money problems are #1 cause for divorce. Learn more at HealthyMarriageTips.com/money.htm
  • Ready to improve your vision skills? Checkout www.eyecanlearn.com
  • Snack well because children receive up to 20% of their energy & nutrients from snacks; with small stomachs they need to eat more frequently than adults.
  • Start your Flood Relief by Contacting FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA 1-800-621-FEMA [3362] or go to www.corridorrecovery.org for more info.
  • The Food Reservoir Program distributes approximately 1.3 million pounds of food to local organizations.
  • The Food Reservoir Program provides over 5,000 food boxes a year for families in need.
  • The homeless population in Iowa is estimated at 24,000 with two-thirds being women and their children.
  • The USDA reports that 11% of households in the United States regularly do not have sufficient food to thrive.
  • We served 15, 280 households in fiscal year 2006. 74% of households served were at or below the poverty line.
  • Weatherization Investments For every $1 invested in the Program, Weatherization returns $2.69 in energy and non-energy related benefits.
  • What's $5,513 & $5,900 in Iowa? The average annual cost of full-time center child care for one toddler AND the average tuition & fees for a state college.
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