Community agencies' team work make the dream work

GENEVA, Ala. (WTVY) -- There are lots of organizations dedicated to serving those in their time of need, but sometimes finding the right help can be difficult.


That's why some Wiregrass service agencies are now working together to better respond to their communities.

“One of the things I’ve learned since being in Geneva County is that people work well together and we come together, especially when there's a crisis,” says Russell Clausell an Association of Service Agencies member.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's the idea behind the Associations of Service Agencies. Non-profits, churches, and volunteers are coming together to serve.

“We're out there. We're serving. We're out doing because together we are better and we're stronger,” says Peggy Contreras, the president of the Coffee County chapter.

The Coffee County chapter has been answering the needs of the community for the past three months.

“They're going to make sure that people have food. They're going to make sure they have shelter. They're going to be the ones that are to going to be Johnny on the spot to be able to help,” says Contreras.

Now Geneva County has its own chapter.

“If there's a specific need in the county then we know who to call or who to refer a person to,” says Lori Shortt the Geneva County ASA chapter president.

Group members believe it will make Geneva County a better place to live.

“This resource will work together to make sure that everybody is served in our community,” says Clausell.

The association is open to any agency or individual which helps those in need.

Leaders have already been working on projects for the people they serve in Geneva County.

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