Committee continues Joe Curry’s legacy

For the first time in about 40 years, the Concerned Citizens Committee (CCC) is operating without its founder, Joe Curry, who worked diligently until his death last year. The CCC, a part of the Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council (ISC), continues to follow Curry’s vision of assisting the needy, focusing on the elderly, disabled and families with young children.

 Christy Smith, who is also the ISC treasurer, now leads the CCC team. She and ISC president Edna Mason work together to oversee all projects.

“Referrals for emergency home repairs are made through The Link, Social Services and other agencies,” said Mason. “Applicants are screened to determine whether they meet our guidelines.”

“Once applicants are qualified, the CCC team will assess each request for actual need and provide aid to as many as our budget allows,” said Smith.

“So far this year, the CCC has contributed approximately $50,000 value in aid for materials, volunteer services and paid contractor services,” Smith said…

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